What to Wear to a Summer Festival + WIN NXNE Wristbands

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Now in its 20th year, North by Northeast Festivals and Conference (NXNE) has become the Canadian festival destination for emerging artists and major-label headliners; filmmakers; hilarious comedians; visual, sound, and other artists; and innovators bridging the gap between technology and the arts. Seen as the most anticipated summer music event in Canada, NXNE Music, NXNE Film, NXNE Interactive, NXNE Art, and NXNE Comedy are an essential gathering for artists, industry, and fans. We’re based in Toronto, but bring a global perspective to our programming. NXNE’s mission is to:

  • Provide a forum for the best new music, in which fans can catch emerging artists – tomorrow’s stars – and today’s most popular acts at intimate club venues.
  • Screen the year’s most exciting music-themed films.
  • Explore and develop common ground between the creative industries and the interactive world.
  • Present Toronto with an annual marquee tourist destination festival by showcasing international headline performers at huge free outdoor concerts.

In all, NXNE runs 10 days and nights, draws over 350,000 attendees, and generates an annual economic impact of approximately $50 million on the city of Toronto.

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The latest Social Media app to hit the app stores, MyApollo wants to give you a chance to win a pair of wristbands to check out your favourites bands at NXNE. If you haven’t heard about MyApollo before it’s the the world’s first private peer-to-peer social network. Built for versatility, speed and privacy, myApollo gives the users the ability to communicate and interact online without the worry of their personal information being compromised.

So, what happens if you win? What are you going to wear? Well, don’t worry I have you covered for that! Take a look below at 3 different easy festival looks you can throw together! The key with summer festivals is to achieve a comfy, relaxed look! Look for loose fitted shirts, closed toe shoes (so people don’t step on your feet, ouch!) and a cross body bag are the 3 musts! Lastly, use the rafflecopter below for your chance to win a pair of NXNE wristbands. 

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  1. June 4, 2014 / 1:32 pm

    I’m a freelance graphic designer who runs her own business and I’m most looking forward to all the NXNEi speakers. Networking is crucial to my success and I always enjoy hearing about what the game changers in the creative industry are doing.

  2. Avery
    June 4, 2014 / 8:13 pm

    I’m looking forward to SPOON!

  3. s0ulofagypsy
    June 5, 2014 / 7:51 pm

    I’m looking forward to all the music artists and NXNEi conferences and panels!

  4. Brian
    June 5, 2014 / 10:19 pm

    I’m dying to see Future Islands, Glasser, Craft Spells and Kelela!

  5. Joanna Jiang
    June 6, 2014 / 10:30 am

    Rhye for sure; and the city buzz.

  6. Jessica
    June 6, 2014 / 1:37 pm

    I`m looking forward to (hopefully) seeing Rah Rah, The Danks and Dance Movie!

  7. desiree
    June 7, 2014 / 12:21 pm

    Very much looking forward to hearing new music from up-and-coming artists and catching DJ showcases – Ryan Hemsworth, DJ Sliink, Araabmuzik, all the artists from Red Bull SoundSelect. Chill-worthy beats and sounds. NXNE is one of the BEST music festivals out there!

  8. desiree
    June 7, 2014 / 12:28 pm

    Exploring new music and catching DJ showcases galore – it’s what NXNE is all about! Ryan Hemsworth, DJ Sliink, Araabmuzik, all the artists at Red Bull SoundSelect – it’s always exciting (and inspiring) to see artists create chill-worthy beats and sounds.

  9. Victoria Ess
    June 8, 2014 / 10:50 am

    I’m most looking forward to The Danks!

  10. June 8, 2014 / 10:34 pm

    I can’t wait to see St. Vincent!