North By Northeast wristbands on sale Friday
It's time to gear up for this year's stellar North By Northeast festival, running June 9 to 11 at over 30 downtown clubs. For a mere 24 bucks you can hook yourself up with a wristband for the 11th annual extravaganza, giving you priority access to over 300 kick-ass live performances and film screenings as well as admission to great parties. Wristbands go on sale Friday (May 13) at a slew of record stores, instrument shops and other music-related establishments, and can also be found at the NOW offices (189 Church) and Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.ca).
This year's highlights include a late-night drum and bass party, interviews with Bruce Cockburn and David Johansen , a film master class with Guy Maddin and special shows featuring the Dears and the New York Dolls at the Phoenix. (The first 350 NXNE pass- and wristband-holders get in free.)
For complete details and a full list of all the outlets where you can purchase wristbands, keep checking www.nxne.com .