Festival Watch: Halifax Pop Explosion


The Halifax Pop Explosion is a five-day musical extravaganza, presenting over 100 bands across 20 venues to over 20,000 fans every year. But it wasn’t always like that. Back in 1993, when it was founded, it was to showcase Halifax’s burgeoning music scene, and it focused solely on rock and pop music. Over the years, the festival grew and grew, incorporating more and more artists and fans into the fold.

Get a taste of the festival’s international, multi-genre sound via the HPX 2012!!! LINEUP BOMB! playlist below, featuring headliners of Montreal, Black Lips, Deer Tick, Atlas Sound, King Tuff, The Pack a.d., and HPX originals The Super Friendz. Or, even better, get to the East Coast to experience the fun first-hand! This year’s festival runs from October 16-20.