NXNE has steadily expanded the options for partying underneath the unforgiving summer sun, with boozy public shindigs popping up alongside schmoozy invite-only industry events. Here are some of the fest's best - a wristband gets you into each one:
After five years of unofficial-dom, the annual house party at 159 Manning has joined the official program as M For Manning. The BYOB ticketed event takes place over two Friday afternoons and evenings (June 13 and 20). Tim McCready and Justin Peroff have programmed stages in the basement, backyard and living room that include Buck 65, Bizzarh, Choir! Choir! Choir!, Light Fires and Xiu Xiu. A plate of barbecue sets you back $10, and limited advance tickets are $20 at Soundscapes and Rotate This.
On Saturday (June 21), fest headliner Mac DeMarco hosts Panache and M For Montreal's Bruise Cruise. PS I Love You, Calvin Love, Walter TV and the Posterz are on the bill, and the boat boards at noon from 207 Queens Quay West. Arrive early - there's always an intimidating line.
The Hoxton MiO House is the place to catch buzzy electronic producers/DJs Jacques Greene and araabMUZIK at night, but the "liquid water enhancer" brand will also take the party on the road during the day with the MiO Squirtcar, featuring Small Black, Shannon and the Clams, Yes Yes Y'all DJs, Army Girls and others doing sets on the Queen streetcar from Wednesday to Saturday (June 18-21).