NXNE teams up with MaRS Discovery District and Pitchfork

NXNENXNE Interactive, which spotlights vanguards in technology, music, film, and trendsetting, has partnered with MaRS Discovery District, which is dedicated to driving economic and societal prosperity through innovation, as NXNE’s Festival Headquarters June 17 – 21, 2015.

“This partnership will mark an important milestone in NXNE’s growth,” said NXNE Festival Director Christopher Roberts. “We are excited to have a home where innovation is the priority year round.”

NXNE will house delegate registration, exclusive parties and all NXNE Interactive panels, presentations and keynote addresses at MaRS, a 1.5-million-square-foot complex, located at 101 College Street, in the heart of Canada’s largest research cluster in downtown Toronto.

“MaRS is thrilled to host the 2015 NXNE Festival and its performers, presenters and attendees,” said MaRS VP Partnerships Karen Greve Young. “The intersection between technology and the arts inspires innovation, and we welcome the opportunity to bring business, technology, arts and culture leaders together to share ideas and make vital connections.”

NXNE 2015 will also include an exciting new partnership with Pitchfork, the leading music magazine in the world.

“Participating in last year’s NXNE was both rewarding and eye opening. I was able to see first hand what a truly amazing city Toronto is, and more so, what a unique and forward thinking festival NXNE is and is building,” said Pitchfork President Chris Kaskie. “We’re excited to bring in our unique perspective, and we’re thrilled to be working alongside such good people to figure out how that will look.”

NXNE invites musicians to apply for a chance to be a part of one of the world’s premier arts festivals. Submissions will be accepted at www.nxne.com until January 31, 2015.

MaRS Discovery District in Toronto is one of the world’s largest urban innovation hubs. MaRS cultivates high-impact ventures and equips innovators to drive economic and societal prosperity. MaRS provides expert advice and market research, and makes connections to talent, customers and capital. MaRS startup clients have created 6,500 jobs and, in the last three years alone, they have raised $1 billion in capital and generated $500 million in revenue.

Pitchfork is the leading music magazine in the world. Time has hailed Pitchfork as one of the world’s 50 best websites and The New York Times called it “the most prominent brand in online music journalism.” With more than 6.2 million unique visitors each month and 550,000 visits each day, Pitchfork has one of the web’s most loyal audiences and is widely considered the world’s most popular, trusted, and influential music publication. Chicago’s edition of the Pitchfork Music Festival has been described as “one of the best, brightest ideas in Chicago rock history,” while other developments such as Pitchfork Music Festival Paris, Pitchfork.tv, the Pitchfork Weekly apps, and the newly announced print publication The Pitchfork Review are just a few of its numerous successes. In 2013, the organization launched the Pitchfork-inspired film site The Dissolve.

Now in its 21st year, North by Northeast (NXNE) Festival and Conference is one of the world’s premier festivals. NXNE’s five pillars—Music, Film, Comedy, Art, and Interactive—are essential gatherings for artists, industry, and fans. NXNE draws 350,000 attendees and generates an annual economic impact of over $50 million on the city of Toronto.

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NXNE Media Contact:
Damien Nelson
416.533.7710 X221

MaRS Media Contact:
MaRS Discovery District
Lara Torvi