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ScHoolboy Q announced as the headliner for Friday night at NXNE Port Lands

Toronto, ON – The annual NXNE music festival goes down in Toronto this year from June 13 through June 19. And we’re super stoked because ScHoolboy Q was recently announced as the headlining act for Friday night (June 17) at NXNE’s new Port Lands festival venue.

The evening has a ridiculously stacked hip-hop and R&B line-up that includes Ghostface Killah, Shamir, Mick Jenkins, and Toronto’s own Tasha the Amazon and Daniel Caesar.

For the record – I was blessed enough to be in attendance at ScHoolboy’s first ever show in Canada at Pemberton Music Festival a few years ago. And to this day, that was one of my favourite live shows of all time. Guy moves the crowd like none other.

And the fact that he’s performing on a bill with an OG like Ghostface, and a bunch of the illest new wave urban artists like Mick and Daniel is so legendary. This is a night for the hip-hop heads. And if you’re into indie music as well, Saturday’s line up features Father John Misty, Mother Mother, Dan Mangan, The Zolas, Devin Cuddy Band, and more. Weekend passes are available for $79.50 each, or $149 for VIP.

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Set Times: Friday Night at NXNE Port Lands

1:20 – 2:10: Tasha The Amazon (South Stage)
3:30 – 4:30: Mick Jenkins (South Stage)
4:10 – 5:40: Shamir (Main Stage)
5:50 – 6:50: Tiken Jah Fakoly (South Stage)
7:00 – 8:10: Ghostface Killah (Main Stage)
8:20 – 9:20: Daniel Caesar (South Stage)
9:30 – 11:00: ScHoolboy Q (Main Stage)

About: NXNE Port Lands

This year NXNE launches a brand new lakeside live music, festival venue on the east side of Toronto. Friday, June 17 and Saturday, June 18 we will present a complete, immersive festival experience in this brand new concert site, across the street from the old Sound Academy, 51 Commissioners Street, at the corner of Cherry Street and Commissioners Street. Those of you who love wonderment and animal-free circuses might know it as the place where Cirque de Soleil pitches their tent in Toronto.

This two day festival in a festival will feature the lowest festival pass prices of any live music event in Toronto this summer – and the best acts. Weekend passes are still available at early bird price of $79.50 for two days of amazing music, $149 for VIP. Friday will be heavy on hip hop with international stars as well as the best of the best of the hip hop and soul scene. Saturday we go deep into Indie rock. And did we mention food trucks, the site will be crammed with Toronto’s best food trucks as well as art installations, cool activations and summer sun soothing beer gardens.

Twitter: @ScHoolboyQ | @nxne

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Sarah Jay is based in Calgary and works as a freelance journalist and photographer. Sarah is also a former A&R talent scout for the Universal Music Scouting Program, and runs a vintage store during the day. Sarah has juried the JUNO Awards, The Polaris Music Prize, and The Prism Prize. She has been fortunate enough to interview and photograph some of hip-hop's greatest influencers including Future, ScHoolboy Q, Ghostface Killah, Moka Only, Maestro Fresh Wes, Shad, Joey Bada$$, Mac Miller, and more. Follow Sarah on Twitter: @ThisIsSarahJay

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