With so much to catch at NXNE - music, film, comedy, art, interactive - a pass is a great way to not miss out on any of the action.
Sure, you're free to pick and choose your shows, and pay each venue's cover charge at the door. But if you plan on spending a considerable amount of time at the fest, a wristband is the most economical (and stress-free) way to go about it. A music wristband ($149) guarantees you no cover at any music shows. (Unlike other fests, there are no separately ticketed events with a wristband limit, so you're good to go.) Bonus: you'll get access to NXNE Comedy, too.
Those under 19 can see 40 bands at four venues with the all-ages wristband ($40); the interactive badge ($399) gets you into all NXNEi sessions; see all the flicks with a film band ($50) or all the comedy shows with a comedy band ($50); and a special-access art badge ($100) gives you the edge on the program, plus admission to insider parties, events and shows.
Want the whole damn thing and then some? For $599, a platinum pass gets you line-bypass at music venues, plus priority access to all five streams.
Remember: no matter your pass, access is subject to capacity. Get there early, especially for hotly anticipated shows.
For all the deets, Toronto Urban Roots Festival bundles and even more deals, visit nxne.com/tickets. Order online or pick up passes at NOW's front counter (189 Church), on sale now, or at the Hyatt Regency Toronto (370 King West) during the festival.