North by Northeast (NXNE) has made even more announcements for this year’s festival. Award-winning hip-hop artist Shad is now headlining at Yonge-Dundas Square on Sunday, June 21, 2015. Presented by Vans, the rapper completes the weekend line-up alongside previously announced artists NÜE, Casey Veggies, and Ty Dolla $ign.
NXNE has also confirmed LA synthpop artist Cold Cave will play on Saturday June 20 at Red Bull Sound Select @ Adelaide Hall with Programm, Greys and Deafheaven. I randomly stumbling across Cold Cave for the first time at NXNE a few years back when they were playing at Sneaky Dee’s before Little Girls. It will be great to see them again.
NXNE will also present music and comedy performances at the NXNE Hub running throughout the Festival, June 17 – 21, 2015. CBCMusic.ca will present a big night of music at the NXNE Hub at 170 Spadina Avenue on Friday, June 19 with performances by rock n roll duo CATL, bearded folk hero Ben Caplan, indie rock quintet Jane’s Party, the 2015 Searchlight winner Orange O’Clock and a choice appearance by Danish punks Iceage.
The NXNE Hub turns comedy club when Video On Trial’s Julia Hladkowicz, Mr D’s Mark Little, and Last Comic Standing’s Ben Kronberg join the already announced Nick Thune on Thursday, June 18.
On Saturday, June 20, Sirius XM Radio’s Next Top Comic, Matt O’Brien; NXNE comedy vet and Just For Laughs favourite, James Hartnett; and one of the “18 Funny Women You Should Be Following On Twitter,” Ashley Barnhill will join Eric Andre at the NXNE Hub.
For the complete list of NXNE 2015 events, visit nxne.com or download the official NXNE 2015 app on iPhone or Android.