Rae Sremmurd, Action Bronson and More Are Set to Perform at NXNE
Toronto, Canada's North by Northeast Festival just announced its 2015 festival line-up and by the looks of it, they are obviously planning to cater to hip-hop heads in a big way.
MCs mentioned on this year's roster include the Queens spitta Action Bronson, who's gearing up to release his debut album Mr. Wonderful next month, Rihanna's favorite Atlanta duo Rae Sremmurd, Ty Dolla $ign and the budding rapper who's starting to turn a lot of heads, Tink. But that's not it. Others acts making an appearance at the four day music, culture and tech gathering include Vince Staples, Heems, Bishop Nehru, The performing are The New Pornographers, Best Coast, Real Estate, Angel Olsen, Glass Animals, Blonde Redhead, Deafheaven, Baths, A Place To Bury Strangers, Odonis Odonis, San Fermin, No Joy, Lower Dens, The Gories, Lydia Ainsworth, Aidan Knight, Son Lux, Cathedrals, Coliseum, Ryley Walker, Kate Tempest, Jacco Gardner, UNiiQU3, Dilly Dally, Amen Dunes, Obliterations, and K.Flay.
Since 1995 North by Northeast, abbreviated as NXNE, has been the Canada's answer to the famed SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas. SXSW has long since been synonymous with breakout musical acts the likes of Jhene Aiko and Kendrick Lamar as well as big budget and indie film debuts while NXNE has slowly built its reputation over the years. Rappers who've traveled up north for the fest in the past include Juicy J and A$Ap Ferg in 2014 and Fat Tony in 2013. With this year's hip-hop heavy lineup revealed, it seems NXNE organizers are ready to up the ante.
North by Northeast will run from June 17 to 21, 2015. Advanced tickets are on sale now.