Toronto's biggest and baddest music festival, North By Northeast, has announced its second wave of bold-face performers. And there's plenty to get excited about, regardless of what you're into.
For rock fans, prolific Austin quartet Spoon; for hip-hop heads, A$AP mobber A$AP Ferg and alt-hip-hop emcee Le1f; for experimental minds, psychedelic space-rocking band Spiritualized; for those wanting something a little harder, badass punk-rockers Perfect Pussy, Brooklyn noise duo Sleigh Bells and local noise-rockers METZ; for electronic fiends, Ryan Hemsworth, Fuck Buttons and Tim Hecker.
Plus, some artists we've just been totally digging around the NOW offices of late: Alvvays, Juan Wauters and Mutual Benefit. Happily, that just scratches the surface. See all the new additions below, plus the complete list of previously announced acts at NXNE.com.
NXNE runs June 13-22. Wristbands are on-sale now.
SLEIGH BELLS • SPIRITUALIZED • TUNE-YARDS
A$AP FERG • METZ • RYAN HEMSWORTH
SWANS • GOAT • ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER • FUCK BUTTONS • LOW
TIM HECKER • EAGULLS • GLASSER • KELELA • RATKING • PERFECT PUSSY
SMALL BLACK • LE1F • THE PIZZA UNDERGROUND • SWEARIN' • DAN CROLL
DJ JONATHAN TOUBIN • ASTRO • JUAN WAUTERS • MUTUAL BENEFIT
GUERRILLA TOSS • LAUREL • CALVIN LOVE • ALVVAYS • HUNTERS • SAINT RICH
DEATH HYMN NUMBER 9 • CRIMINAL HYGIENE • ELEKTRISK GØNNER • KRAZY DRAYZ • and more