Final Numbers on NXNE 2012–and a Free Album Download

The 18th edition of NXNE has wrapped up–and it was the biggest one yet.  Here are some numbers:

Number of performers:  800+

Number of stages/venues:  50+

Number of fans at the gigs:  310,000+

Number of people at Yonge-Dundas Square to see free shows on Saturday and Sunday:  55,000

Want a keepsake?  From the press release:

To keep the music alive, “The Best of NXNE 2012” compilation album – featuring singles by over 40 top NXNE bands – is available for free downloads on Amazon MP3 U.S. Go to to download. TuneCore, the global leader in digital music distribution and a sponsor at this year’s NXNE, was the catalyst for the creation and production of the album. 

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

2 thoughts on “Final Numbers on NXNE 2012–and a Free Album Download

  • June 21, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    It seems a little weird that a Canadian festival would host a free download on Amazon, given that Canadians cannot download MP3s from Amazon.

  • June 23, 2012 at 1:12 am

    Anyone else have trouble downloading because of a Canadian address? Kind of itronic actually.


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