Posted by:  NXNE  | When:  –  | Where: Toronto, Ontario, CAN

  Booking 250 Sonicbids bands

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NXNE is booking over 250 Sonicbids artists for its annual multi-venue festival taking place in Toronto, Ontario. All selected artists will receive full festival accreditation. 

Submission Fee Schedule:

Sep 2 - Oct 31, 2014: $20 USD
Nov 1 - Dec 31, 2014: $30 USD
Jan 1 - Jan 31, 2015: $40 USD

The Opportunity

Attracting over 360,000 fans, NXNE presents over 600 international, national and local music artists at 50+ official festival stages, along with the best in comedy, film, and visual art - and a four-day conference featuring the freshest thinking in music, culture, and technology. Last year NXNE booked more than 400 Sonicbids artists.

Past Performers Include:
Future Islands, St Vincent, The Flaming Lips, Grimes, Ludacris, Tune Yards, Oneohtrix Point Never, Run The Jewels, A$AP Ferg, The National, Spoon, Juicy J, Danny Brown, Mac DeMarco, Pusha T, Swans

The Band

  • Artists of all genres will be considered
  • Artists from all over the world are encouraged to submit
  • NXNE does not accept cover bands
  • All shows have 19+ age requirement
  • Family friendly material is only required for the Harbourfront Family Day shows 

The Gig


  • NXNE provides all standard backline to all official NXNE venues including parks, outdoor, and house parties
  • There are no guest lists for any official NXNE events
  • All sets are 40 minutes with 20 minute changeovers 
Additional Compensation Details:
  • Band members will receive festival accreditation
  • Canadian artists can opt for $100 payout in lieu of festival accreditation 
  • Opportunity to be featured in press coverage from accredited media, including Pitchfork, Brooklyn Vegan, Consequence of Sound, Vice, Filter, Exclaim!
  • Artists may sell merch at venue(s) and at NXNE general store and retain 100% of sales. NXNE provides merch seller to General store only. Band is responsible for merch seller at venue(s)