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- Posted on Apr 17th 2012 8:45AM by Joshua Ostroff
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Toronto's annual NXNE festival seems to grow bigger and more ambitious every year, much like SXSW, its sister fest down in Austin, but the 2012 edition is looking to take the cake, run it out the door, jump into a getaway car and drive across the county line.
And, appropriately enough, the candles on North-by-Northeast's cake are the freaking Flaming Lips. Last year's Spinner.ca NXNE free party featured the likes of Cults, Men Without Hats and the legendary Devo, but we've raised the stakes even further with this year's line-up.
While the rest of the line-up will be announced soon, we just couldn't wait to reveal our three-time Grammy-winning headliners. Not only are the Oklahoma natives renowned recording artists, but as anyone who has seen them perform with furries, puppets, aliens, Santas, confetti, balloons and singer Wayne Coyne's giant hamster ball, their live show is unparalleled.
It will be a great way to celebrate NXNE's 18th birthday party, which runs June 11-17, 2012 and will bring over 650 artists to Toronto for a five-day musical bacchanal before 300,000 attendees.