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Fret not, our summertime friends. We’re back.  Over the past 3 summers, Live in Bellwoods has become the most talked-about of all special events at NXNE.  20+ bands performing completely acoustic – without a single watt of power – over 4 afternoons, all within the backdrop of serene Trinity Bellwoods park.

This year, we’re introducing our new look. We’ve called it the Great Heart festival, as everyone involved – artists, videographers, promoters, and audience – is doing it for no other reason than the greatness of their hearts, and the love of music. What a great feeling, yeah?

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LINEUP: (exact time slots to be announced)


Enjoy Your Pumas (Winnipeg)
The Belle Game (Vancouver)
Jenny Berkel (Winnipeg)
Husky (Melbourne, Australia)
Julie Doiron (Moncton)
more TBA


Inlet Sound (Toronto)
White Buffalo (Los Angeles, USA)
Michael Rault (Edmonton)
Julie Fader (Toronto)
more TBA


Nicholas Doubleyou & the B-Squad (Toronto)
Ben Caplan (Halifax)
Ryan O’Reilly (London, UK)
Paper Lions (Belfast, PEI)
Dwayne Gretzky (Toronto)


The Fabulous Yawn (Toronto)
Donovan Woods (Toronto)
Gregory Pepper & His Problems (Guelph)
Army Girls (Toronto)
Octoberman (Toronto)
Luke Lalonde of Born Ruffians (Toronto)

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