Second wave of artists announced for NXNE

Festival partners with Side Door, Slaight Music and Stingray Radio to support emerging musicians

NORTH BY NORTHEAST (NXNE) has announced its latest wave of confirmed acts as well as key partnerships with Side Door, Slaight Music and Stingray Radio, designed to support emerging artists.

Newly announced acts include Jordan Occasionally (Memphis, TN), Paris Pick (Whitehorse, YK), We Are Domi (Prague, CZ), DESIIRE (Toronto, ON), My Son The Doctor (Brooklyn, NY), Present Company (Minneapolis, MN), MBG (Toronto,
ON), Zenon (Calgary, AB) and dozens more. Full artist list and bios at

The just-announced On the Road with Side Door x NNXE incentive program will give artists coming to play NXNE this June the opportunity to apply for a $200 (CAD) guarantee for each of their additional, public Side Door shows, along with the net revenue split from ticket sales.

This program will assist artists in finding more shows, whether touring to and from NXNE or elsewhere in Canada. Promoting a closer connection between people and art in their communities, it will give artists a sustainable revenue stream, directly connect hosts and presenters with talent and give fans access to memorable entertainment. More details on the application process and eligibility criteria can be found here.

NXNE is also partnering with Slaight Music’s “It’s Your Shot” songwriting and artist development competition. Open to all musical genres until May 31, 2023, Canadian artists are encouraged to submit a song and/or video at for a chance to win a grand prize valued at $100,000. Selected artists will also showcase at NXNE. It’s Your Shot is also supported by Stingray Radio.

NXNE takes place June 13 through 17 in 20 clubs across Toronto. Festival passes are on sale now at

A partial list of additional artists set to perform at NXNE include:

AJA (Toronto, ON)

Alessia Cohle (Toronto, ON)

Allegra Jordyn (Thornhill, ON)

Amanda Kind (Waterloo, ON)

Amber Dee (Bristol, UK)

Arya (Milan, Italy)

Big Stuff (New York, NY)

Bleako’s Nuclear Disco (Coquitlam, BC)

blesse (Montréal, QC)

Branjae (Tulsa, OK)

Brass (Vancouver, BC)

Buddie (Vancouver, BC)

Bukola (Coquitlam, BC)

Celeigh Cardinal (Edmonton, AB)

Ché Aimee Dorval (Vancouver, BC)

Cliff Cardinal & The Sky-Larks (Toronto, ON)

Cold Weather Captains (Toronto, ON)

Cynthia Harmer (Edmonton, AB)

Daniel James McFadyen & Barncat (Port Williams, NS)

DESIIRE (Toronto, ON)

Dolly Ave (Los Angeles, CA)

Dope.gng (Montreal, QC)

Dump Babes (Saskatoon, SK)

EASY FREAK (Johannesburg, South Africa)

Ellis in Transit (Hamilton, ON)

Emma Beko (Montreal, QC)

Eunice Keitan (Toronto, ON)

Fake Dad (Brooklyn, NY)

Family Man (Montreal, QC)

Garrett Neiles (Winnipeg, MB)

Goodnight Sunrise (Toronto, ON)

Harmony on Mars (Toronto, ON)

Haters (Brisbane, Australia)

HORMOANS (Toronto, ON)


Ila Barker (Winnipeg, MB)

In Search of Sasquatch (Calgary, AB)

J. Hutton (Claremont, ON)

Jessica Pearson and the East Wind (Ottawa, ON)

Jordan Occasionally (Memphis, TN)

KT Laine (Montreal, QC)

K.U.$.H (Eskasoni & Waycobah First Nations, NS)

Kaeyae Alo (Calgary, AB)

LILIEAE (Cleveland, OH)

Lilla Sol (Chicago, IL)

Lucid Smog Disorder (Toronto, ON)

Marriott (Ajax, ON)

Matt Fasullo (Toronto, ON)

Matt Storm (Vancouver, BC)

Maya Malkin (Toronto, ON)

MBG (Toronto, ON)

Mikey Jose (Vancouver, BC)

Mom Rock (Surrey, BC)

Moondoggy (Toronto, ON)

Mordechai Mendoza (Toronto, ON)

My Son The Doctor (Brooklyn, NY)

Nattra (Newmarket, ON)

Nature TV (Brighton/London, UK)

Neighbour Andy (Winnipeg, MB)

Neon Bloom (Toronto, ON)

Nickola Magnolia (Port Hope, ON)

Norby (London, ON)

Oshanna (Brampton, ON)

Paige Rutledge (Oakville, ON)

Paris Pick (Whitehorse, YT)

Patrick Krief (Montreal, QC)

Pillow Fite (Halifax, NS)

Present Company (Minneapolis, MN)

RAXX (Toronto, ON)

Shann Aberdeen (Scarborough, ON)

SHEBAD (Guelph, ON)

Slightest Clue (Vancouver, BC)

Sunglaciers (Calgary, AB)

Sunset Arcade (Toronto, ON)


TAYLR (Calgary, AB)

The Kaspers (Toronto, ON)

The Meringues (Kingston, ON)

Tiger Balme (Toronto, ON)

velours (Saskatoon, SK)

Waterstrider (Oakland, CA)

We Are Domi (Prague, Czech Republic)

ZENON (Calgary, AB)