NXNE has announced the 2018 Club Land Curators and second edition of Game Land. The Club Land Curator series returns from June 10-16 at participating venues across Toronto’s downtown core with Game Land once again kicking off the festival June 8-10, at The Concert Hall.
“We’re thrilled to have top Canadian artists share the spotlight with up-and-coming acts that they believe in. We think this is a great refresh for the club hopping wristband that has been an essential part of NXNE since 1995,” states Michael Hollett, NXNE Founder / President.
The Club Land Curators Series is programmed by leading Canadian musicians and has expanded with over 30 shows throughout the festival week. Club crawlers can look forward to a diverse range of programming including art installations, emerging artist showcases, late night DJ sets and after parties, all in Toronto’s most cherished venues. The Curator series aims to encourage music fans alike to club hop across the city and witness their favourite artists transform the showcase experience. Get priority access to all shows with an affordable NXNE wristband. For more info visit here.
2018 Curators and Tastemakers are:
Leah Fay (July Talk)
Peter Dreimanis (July Talk)
Jasmyn Burke (Weaves)
Odario Williams (CBC, Grand Analog)
Katie Monks (Dilly Dally)
Jim Cuddy (Blue Rodeo)
Cone (Sum 41)
Ian Blurton (Change of Heart)
Moe Berg (Pursuit of Happiness)
Prince Josh (Prince Innocence)
Josephine Cruz (Jayemkayem, ComplexCA)
Kritty Uranowski (Hex, Rock Camp for Girls)
Dan Burke (Promoter)
The City of Brampton
The Dakota Tavern
The Monarch Tavern
Game Land, the three-day live eSports extravaganza will have hundreds in attendance and tens of thousands viewing online via NXNE’s twitch channel. The free event is open to the public and will feature an Exhibitor zone, public gaming stations for DBZF, SFV, Smash Bros. and Fortnite, and a VIP Lounge where top players, musicians, influencers, and leaders will come together to play and compete in the opening weekend events.
“NXNE has celebrated new and exciting industries since its inception and this year we’re building on that. With the inaugural Game Land last year, we ushered the burgeoning esports and gaming worlds into the heart of Toronto, and look forward to continuing to bridge the gap between casual and veteran gamers, by inviting everyone to come check out the 2018 edition,” Michael Hollett, NXNE Founder and President shares.
Some of the many Game Land features include Party brawler Super Smash Bros, Street Fighter V and also the highly anticipated Dragon Ball FighterZ battles.
With some of the most intense no-holds-barred fighting game action currently out there, it’s sure to be an entertaining event for both viewers/attendees in person, but online as well. Registration is available here: smash.gg/nxne2018. For more info visit here.
Stay tuned for further announcements on programming, including this year’s festival village line-up at YDS June 15-17.
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