NXNE Lineup Includes The National, FLAG Millencolin, Calexico

NORTH BY NORTHEAST (NXNE) is thrilled to announce the first wave of programming for the 19th edition of the festival, taking over Toronto June 10-16, 2013. Tickets are now available online.

NXNE Music and Collective Concerts have confirmed that Brooklyn favourites The National will headline a free show at Yonge-Dundas Square (YDS) on Friday, June 14. The NXNE Music line-up also includes performances at YDS and in the clubs by breakout rapper Joey Bada$$, Floridian punks Merchandise, post-punk Danes Iceage, garage rock singer-songwriter Mikal Cronin, lo-fi hardcore quartet Milk Music, Brooklyn noise duo Buke & Gase, rapper Mickey Avalon, Southern rockers Supersuckers, rock revivalists founded by Nicke Andersson of The Hellacopters Imperial State Electric and Montreal hardcore legends Genetic Control. Click here for the full list of this first wave of music programming.

Presenting additional concerts June 10-16, 2013 as bonus festival programming, the NXNE Spotlight Series will feature FLAG, with original members Keith Morris, Chuck Dukowski, Dez Cadena and Bill Stevenson with Stephen Egerton performing the music of Black Flag, at The Opera House on Friday, June 14. Americana heroes CALEXICO will rock the Mod Club on Wednesday, June 12 and renowned Swedish punk band MILLENCOLIN will perform at The Phoenix on Saturday, June 15.

To guarantee admission to any NXNE Spotlight Series show, fans must purchase tickets online (available as of Thursday, February 28). A limited number of NXNE wristband and pass holders can join a rush line the day of each NXNE Spotlight Series show for a chance at free admission.

NXNE Comedy Extra Series presents DONNELL RAWLINGS on Sunday, June 16 at the Danforth Music Hall. Rawlings is best known for his roles on Comedy Central’s Chapelle’s Show, such as “Ashy Larry.” Opening for Rawlings are local comedy darlings Nick Reynoldson, Trixx, and Dave Merheje. 50 NXNE wristband and pass holders can join a rush line the day of the show for free admission.

With over 80 presentations, NXNEi (NXNE Interactive) offers a roster of inspiring speakers and unforgettable panels featuring Johnny Cupcakes, J. Joly, Saul Colt, Mavis Huntley and many more. This year’s NXNEi takes a hard look at entrepreneurship and branding through digital outreach. Learn more at nxne.com/interactive.

The complete NXNE line-up and schedule will be announced over the next few weeks. Stay tuned!

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