Azealia Banks, Jazz Cartier and Big Freedia to play NXNE 2018

Torres, U.S. Gurls and YUNGBLUD also added to the line-up.

May 17, 2018

After months of guessing which direction North by Northeast (the chillier sibling to SXSW), we FINALLY have a line-up to help us plan our NXNE weekend, and right now, it’s looking supremely solid. Sponsored by Cannabis giant Aurora, the top-headlining acts include homegrown hero Jazz Cartier,  enigmatic rap provocateur Azealia Banks and Big Freedia (who in case you didn’t know, was basically THE voice of Beyonce on her Formation tour).

Other announcements include Britpop’s newest descendent YUNGBLUD, the guitar-wielding indie rocker Torres, dream-pop sweethearts U.S. Girls , and local rappers Cadence Weapon, Sean Leon along with Montreal’s Nate Husser. 

You can check out their Club Land artists here.

NXNE runs from Friday June 8 — Sunday June 17. Wristbands are $29, so… what are you waiting for. Stay tuned for another round of announcements  announced next week. More info at



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