NXNE Presents: Protest the Hero & Portugal. The Man

Newly announced as part of NXNE Music are five-piece progressive metal group PROTEST THE HERO, psychedelic-rockers PORTUGAL. THE MAN, Canadian singer-songwriter MATT MAYS, noise rock trio A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS, minimalist pop duo ETERNAL SUMMERS, and DUSTED, the latest project from Holy Fuck’s Brian Borcherdt and Bruce Peninsula’s Leon Taheny.

Previously announced is the return of ARCHERS OF LOAF, in partnership with Collective Concerts, at The Phoenix Concert Theatre on Saturday, June 16. A limited number of NXNE pass holders can join a rush line the day of the concert for free admission.

Also confirmed for NXNE Music are whimsical pop group SNOWBLINK; London, UK 5-piece (and recent Arts & Crafts Records signing) ZULU WINTER; Brooklyn indie rockers DIIV (formerly Dive); synth-pop philosopher JOHN MAUS; and experimental country crooner DAUGHN GIBSON. Check www.nxne.com/music/artists for more confirmed music programming.

Launching today is the NXNE Schedulizer on nxne.com, where fans can choose their must-see NXNE events and create a personalized schedule. For fans on the move, NXNE also offers brand new apps for iPhone and android users with mobile access to festival info and a searchable schedule for NXNE Music, Film and Interactive.

New this year is The NXNE Magazine, a free publication highlighting programming from NXNE Music, Film and Interactive. Key features include interviews with music acts such as Purity Ring, 2:54, Phedré and YAMANTAKA//SONIC TITAN and film features about Irvine Welsh's Ecstasy and Gorman Bechard's What Did You Expect?. The NXNE Magazine will hit the streets with 10,000 copies through the city this week.