North By Northeast Music Festival Announces Initial Lineup of Performers June 14-19, 2022

Article Contributed by Eric Alper | Published on Thursday, May 12, 2022

The countdown is on; North by Northeast Music Festival (NXNE) has announced its initial list of Showcasing Artists invited to perform at this year’s music festival June 14th - 19th in Toronto.

The annual cultural explosion featuring music and more is set to feature over 300+ of the world’s best artists of today and tomorrow — including Omega Mighty, Osé, Balto, Dallas, Broken Islands, Vicky R, Jeremy Voltz, and hundreds more! 

“We’re back and taking over more than 20 of Toronto’s top live music venues,” NXNE Founder and President Michael Hollett reveals. “We want to make it very easy for people to come back to live music and experience stage-hopping like festivals used to be.”

The festival is committed to gender equity and BIPOC representation, boasting a diverse lineup that reflects the festival’s core theme, ‘Talent is Everywhere.’ NXNE also makes great music accessible and inclusive to all; no artists are asked to pay to apply, all performers are paid, and admission to Club Shows in 2022 is extremely low-cost.

Full festival five-day passes are just $20 — an inflation-defying $9.99 less than in 1995 when NXNE launched. “That’s actually cheaper than when it first started,” Hollett notes. “Given the pummeling the live music scene has taken over the last two years, we wanted to remove financial barriers to attending NXNE to best connect artists with audiences. You can see live music all week for the price of a movie ticket and popcorn.

“We can’t wait to present these great acts to the world,” Hollett continues. “It’s time to experience live music again – and listen to the future at NXNE.” 

While further announcements of NXNE’s full lineup will follow, passes are currently available for sale at

A partial list of artists invited to perform include

3409- Toronto, ON

Ana Lía- Toronto, ON

Anna Smyrk- Melbourne, Australia

Atay & JAX- Halifax, NS

B.Knox- Toronto, ON

Balto- Los Angeles

Bealby Point- Vancouver, BC

Big Smoke Brass Band- Toronto, ON

Black Pontiac- Vancouver, BC

Broken Fires- London, UK

Brooklyn Doran- Peterborough, ON

Buffalo Bill- Toronto, ON

Cam Maclean- Montreal, ON

Chad Price- Toronto, ON

December Rose- Montreal, QC

DESIIRE- Toronto, ON

Diane Coffee- Indiana, Usa

Dover Lynn Fox- Toronto, ON

dwi- Vancouver, BC

Emma Campbell- Toronto, ON

Erez Zobary- Toronto, ON

Faeya- Canada

Fjord Mustang- Toronto, ON

Foolproof- St Catharines, ON



GROWERS- Toronto, ON

I, the Mountain- Kitchener, ON


Jeff Beadle- Niagara, ON

Jeremy Voltz- Toronto, ON

Jhyve- Toronto, ON

Joan Smith & the Jane Does- Toronto, ON

Jordan Astra- Toronto, ON

Just Costa- Montreal, On

Kingdom Of Birds- Toronto, ON

Kyara Tetreault- Toronto, ON

Kydd Jones- Austin

Late Night Thoughts- Brooklyn/NYC

Late Night Trouble- Montreal, QC

Lexxicon- Toronto, ON

Lindsey & The Lonelies- London, ON

LOR- Toronto, ON

Luxe- Toronto, ON

Maddisun- Vancouver, BC

Majo- Toronto, ON

Mattie Leon- Hamilton, ON

Mear- Toronto, ON

Mélissa Vales- Ottawa, ON

Michaela Slinger- Vancouver, BC

Mighloe- Toronto, ON


Newby- Toronto, ON

No Tourists- Toronto, ON

Olivia Khoury- Montreal, ON

Omega Mighty- Toronto, ON

Osé- Toronto, ON

Paige Warner- Owen Sound, ON

Peter Peres- Toronto, ON

prettyboys- Montreal, QC

Pyramid Theorem- Richmond Hill, ON

Raeshaun- Mississauga, ON

Rise Carmine- Toronto, ON

Sabby Sousa- Toronto, ON

Sleepy Gonzales- Vancouver, BC

Spitty- Brampton, ON


Talking Violet- Windsor, ON

The Broken Islands- Vancouver, BC

The Crease Rule- Toronto, ON

The Free Label- Toronto, ON

The Holy Gamblers- Toronto, ON

The Midnight Echo- Vancouver, BC

The Redhill Valleys- Hamilton, ON

The Sarandons- Toronto, ON

Toebow- Brooklyn/NYC

Tripper and the Wild Things- Hamilton, ON

Twice Bleached- Cambridge, ON

Victory- Toronto, ON

Vintage Boring- Toronto, ON

NXNE is proud to work with their supporting partners of this year's festival including Slaight Music, Indie88, Gladstone House, Steam Whistle, Bulova, White Claw Hard Seltzer, Long & McQuade, Yamaha, Exclaim, Grassroots, along with showcase sponsors KW TheMuseum, The City of Brampton, Music Manitoba, and WKBO The Bridge — with funding made possible by FACTOR, Canada Summer Jobs. 

NXNE will take place Tuesday, June 14th - Sunday, June 19th in Toronto.