October 20-24, 2015

Travi$ Scott · Purity Ring ·
Stars · The Dillinger Escape Plan

Cloud Nothings · Alvvays · Secret Songs with Ryan Hemsworth
July Talk · Rich Aucoin with Symphony Nova Scotia · Cancer Bats

Jenn Grant · Jazz Cartier · Majical Cloudz · Black Tiger Sex Machine · Eric Andre · Doldrums · Dear Rouge · Neil Hamburger · Braids · The Men · Andy Shauf · Crosss · Slim Twig

A Sight for Sewn Eyes · Adam Christie · Adrian Teacher · Adrienne Fish · Alana Yorke · Andrew Bush · Barlow · Beauts · Best Fiends · Bob Kerr · Cactus Flower · Cheryl Hann · Cryptorips · Dan Hendricken · DCF · Don Brownrigg · Dorothea Paas · Dub Kartel · Dynfari · Each Other · Eat,Pray,LOL · Emilie & Ogden · Energy Slime · Everardo Ramirez · Fake Tears · Ferraro · Gavin Stephens · Glory Glory · Grimegod · Grounders · Harley Alexander · Heaven For Real · Heidi Brander · Jon Blair · Jon McKiel · JoyfulTalk · Kaitlin Shuvera · Kathleen McGee · Kris Delmhorst · Language Arts · Like A Motorcycle · Little You, Little Me · Loveland · Mardeen · Marine Dreams · Mark Little · Mauno · Meg MacKay · Megan McDowell · Monomyth · Moon · Nap Eyes · Negura Bunget · Nick Ferrio · Nick Flanagan · Pale Lips · Parliament · Pineo & Loeb · Port Cities · Psychic Fair · Rain Over St. Ambrose · Rebecca West · Seoul · Skylar Spence · Sorrey · Steve Maloney & the Wandering Kind · Struan Sutherland · Suicideyear · Sun K · T-Woo · Tasseomancy · Taylor Knox · The Brood · The Everywheres · The Lord Almightys · The Weather Station · The Yips · Tough Age · Un Blonde · Unreal Thought · Vogue Dots · Vulva Culture · Walrus · Weed Thief · Weirdo Click · White Reaper · Year of Glad · Brian Kremer · Gina Chavez · Jonathan Terrell · Elsa Cross · Silas Lowe · Jana Horne

Two Weeks Until HPX 2015!

October 6th, 2015

onewristband TWO WEEKS!! That’s right only two weeks left until HPX 2015 so you might wanna hurry up and grab your wristbands. Having a wristband is the best way to experience the festival. Dance with Skylar Spence & Ryan Hemsworth on Wednesday, rage with Travis Scott and The Dillinger Escape Plan on Thursday, witness the magic of Purity Ring and swoon over Alvvays on Saturday.

Get your wristbands HERE.

Get To Know: Andy Shauf

September 28th, 2015

© Chris Graham Photo 2014The story teller hailing from Regina is becoming one of Canada’s best young singer-songwriters. Andy Shauf is known for his self-reflective, captivating lyrics and intimate, heartfelt live shows.

His album, The Bearer of Bad News, was written and recorded over the course of four years in his parents’ Saskatchewan basement. The album was originally released in 2012 but has recently been re-released via Portland label, Tender Loving Empire and Party Damage Records.

“The Bearer of Bad News is a brilliant album. It is one that must be listened to several times, as with each listen something new is heard and a different emotion is experienced. It’s a thoughtful, dense, and engrossing album, and it is one that will make music fans look at Saskatchewan in a different way – a province that can create truly great songwriters who captivate and profound.” (The Revue)

Andy Shauf will be performing at HPX 2015 on October 23rd at St. Matthew’s Church with The Weather Station and Nap Eyes. Check the schedule for more details.


September 25th, 2015


Halifax Pop Explosion presents: POPTOBER! Bringing you exciting events, deals, and FREE live music all October long to showcase the best of what local Halifax has to offer! Click HERE for more details.

Introducing POPTOBER

September 24th, 2015


Halifax Pop Explosion Presents: POPTOBER! We’ve teamed up with an elite list of Community Partners and have some exciting things happening all October long! Stay tuned for more details.



September 23rd, 2015


We want YOU to become an official Halifax Pop Explosion Festival Ambassador! Earn a free wristband by sharing the HPX experience with your friends. Sell 6 wristbands and get yours for free, and other VIP rewards!

For more details and to signup click HERE.


One Wristband To Rule Them All

Your best way to experience the festival!

5-day access to all music, comedy and culture events


Subject to venue capacity; does not include Rich Aucoin with Symphony Nova Scotia show or the Collide Conference.
Plus $14.85 tax & $4.00 fees