NXNE throws down the gauntlet on Most Awesome Festival Lineup competition

NXNE throws down the gauntlet on Most Awesome Festival Lineup competition

Congrats, North by Northeast. You have done what’s quickly becoming unthinkable, namely building a music festival lineup that doesn’t make people who actually like music want to roll their eyes. This year, from June 17-21, the streets of Toronto will be alive with song. Songs from hip-hop kids on the rise, loud screaming dudes, and some badass ladies.

Confirmed performers include Zola Jesus, Alice Glass, HEALTH, Iceage, Action Bronson, The New Pornographers, Rae Sremmurd, Best Coast, Real Estate, Angel Olsen, Vince Staples, Glass Animals, Blonde Redhead, Tink, Deafheaven, Baths, Pentagram, White Lung, OM, Liturgy, Ibeyi, Betty Who, A Place to Bury Strangers, Odonis Odonis, San Fermin, No Joy, Lower Dens, The Gories, Lydia Ainsworth, Bishop Nehru, Aidan Knight, Son Lux, Cathedrals, Heems, Coliseum, RyleyWalker, Kate Tempest, Jacco Gardner, UNiiQU3, Dilly Dally, Amen Dunes, Obliterations, K.Flay, and a giant inflatable Frito-Lay vending machine.

Just kidding. The Frito-Lay vending machine will be spending this one in the giant inflatables warehouse that (surely) exists somewhere in Missouri. Or somewhere. Somewhere where people RESPECT hard-working giant inflatables. Anyway. The other cool thing is that festival attendees will be able to buy advance tickets for certain shows so that nobody’s waiting-in-line-FEELINGS get hurt. The option is called Northby Advanced, and you can score tickets on the festival’s website.

• NXNE: http://www.nxne.com

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