It was only a couple of hours ago that the Flaming Lips were confirmed for this year's NXNE, but the organizers of the industry showcase have already announced a number of other acts who will be coming to Toronto this year between June 11 and 17.
In addition to the Flaming Lips, other artists who will headline free shows at Yonge-Dundas Square in downtown Toronto are Bad Religion, Raekwon & Ghostface Killah, and Matthew Good.
As for other the acts who will be playing in various venues around the city, they include Of Montreal, the Sadies & Andre Williams, Plants and Animals, the Men, Death Grips, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, 2:54, Bleached, Ceremony, Bran Van 3000, Yamantaka//Sonic Titan, Doldrums, Odonis Odonis, Mac DeMarco, Bass Drum of Death, Grass Widow, No Use for a Name, Hollerado, Porcelain Raft, Violens, Killer Mike, Eight and a Half, Purity Ring, Good Riddance, Action Bronson, the Black Belles, DZ Deathrays, and more. There will be roughly 650 bands in all.
The festival also features a NXNE Film portion. This will include the world premiere of What Did You Expect? The Archers of Loaf Live at Cat's Cradle, a documentary about the band's recent reunion.
Lastly, the event also offers the social media-minded NXNE Interactive portion.
Tickets are on sale now. Full festival wristbands cost $50 plus tax. Get yours over at the NXNE website, where you can see the full list of performers announced so far.