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 August 2-4 at Lithuanian House 
 1573 Bloor St W. 
Toronto, ON 

NEW FRIENDS DO IT TOGETHER

MUSIC, FRIENDSHIP + DIY     ALL AGES     FOR THE PUNKS

Welcome to our fifth annual celebration of aggressive(ly emotional) DIY punk, hardcore and related music from around the world. NFF strives to be a welcoming place where folks with a shared love of cathartic music can come together to make life-long friendships. See you in the pit.

NEW FRIENDS FEST '24 MERCH

NFDIY LOCAL CALENDAR

  • Boxcutter, GUTMACHINE, XxEmo Boys KissingxX
    Boxcutter, GUTMACHINE, XxEmo Boys KissingxX
    Mon, Jun 24
    Houndstooth
    Jun 24, 2024, 9:00 p.m. – Jun 25, 2024, 12:00 a.m.
    Houndstooth, 818 College St, Toronto, ON M6G 1C8, Canada
    Jun 24, 2024, 9:00 p.m. – Jun 25, 2024, 12:00 a.m.
    Houndstooth, 818 College St, Toronto, ON M6G 1C8, Canada
  • The HIRS Collective, Jetsam, Basque, Keening
    The HIRS Collective, Jetsam, Basque, Keening
    Thu, Jun 27
    Expo Vintage
    Jun 27, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – Jun 28, 2024, 12:00 a.m.
    Expo Vintage, 1978 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6R 1W6, Canada
    Jun 27, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – Jun 28, 2024, 12:00 a.m.
    Expo Vintage, 1978 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6R 1W6, Canada
    Queercore heroes HIRS Collective return! With Montreal powerviolence firestarters Jetsam, Basque and Keening on support.
  • Stay Inside, Arcadia Grey, Sun Junkies, Treehouse of Horror
    Stay Inside, Arcadia Grey, Sun Junkies, Treehouse of Horror
    Fri, Jun 28
    Expo Vintage / 1978 Dundas W
    Jun 28, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – Jun 29, 2024, 12:00 a.m.
    Expo Vintage / 1978 Dundas W, 1978 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6R 1W6, Canada
    Jun 28, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – Jun 29, 2024, 12:00 a.m.
    Expo Vintage / 1978 Dundas W, 1978 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6R 1W6, Canada
    Indie-emo darlings Stay Inside return from their infectious NFF'23 performance with Arcadia Grey on tour. Sun Junkies & Treehouse of Horror supporting.
  • Ultra Deluxe, TPIATW, Modern Day Love Story
    Ultra Deluxe, TPIATW, Modern Day Love Story
    Sat, Jul 06
    The Arcade DIY
    Jul 06, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
    The Arcade DIY
    Jul 06, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
    The Arcade DIY
    Lo-fi Bedroom Skramz to Crymosh To
  • Gulfer, Growing Fins, The Neverminds, Heavy Sweater
    Gulfer, Growing Fins, The Neverminds, Heavy Sweater
    Fri, Jul 19
    The Monarch Tavern
    Jul 19, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – Jul 20, 2024, 12:00 a.m.
    The Monarch Tavern, 12 Clinton St, Toronto, ON M6J 2N8, Canada
    Jul 19, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – Jul 20, 2024, 12:00 a.m.
    The Monarch Tavern, 12 Clinton St, Toronto, ON M6J 2N8, Canada
    Come bid Montreal twinkle darlings Gulfer a fond farewell at their last shows ever
  • Black Matter Device, Rong, Constrain
    Black Matter Device, Rong, Constrain
    Sat, Jul 20
    The Dock Ellis
    Jul 20, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
    The Dock Ellis, 1280 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1X7, Canada
    Jul 20, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
    The Dock Ellis, 1280 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1X7, Canada
    Richmond, VA strikes again with blistering mathcore up-and-comers BLACK MATTER DEVICE
  • ONE MORE SONG Screening & RESPIRE
    ONE MORE SONG Screening & RESPIRE
    Thu, Aug 01
    The Royal
    Aug 01, 2024, 7:00 p.m.
    The Royal, 608 College St, Toronto, ON M6G 1B4, Canada
    Aug 01, 2024, 7:00 p.m.
    The Royal, 608 College St, Toronto, ON M6G 1B4, Canada
    One More Song: Love Letters to DIY, is a short documentary exploring the vibrant and resilient DIY music community through the experiences of show goers, promoters and musicians. Produced by Kirsten White and Directed by New Friends DIY organizer Vanessa Gloux. Featuring live music by RESPIRE
  • New Friends Fest 2024
    New Friends Fest 2024
    Fri, Aug 02
    Toronto
    Aug 02, 2024, 6:00 p.m. – Aug 05, 2024, 2:00 a.m.
    Toronto, 1573 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6P 1A6, Canada
    Aug 02, 2024, 6:00 p.m. – Aug 05, 2024, 2:00 a.m.
    Toronto, 1573 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6P 1A6, Canada
    1 building, 2 stages and 34 bands from across the world for three days of music, friendship, and DIY - it's the fifth edition of New Friends Fest.

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