First Artist Announced for HPX 2019!
THIS SHOW IS SOLD OUT.
Toronto punk band PUP are back with their highly-anticipated 3rd LP, “Morbid Stuff”, out now. PUP have spent the past 5 years touring the world on the back of their first two records, which earned them love and accolades from The New York Times, Pitchfork, SPIN, and helped to cement them as one the most energetic and exciting up and coming bands in the punk community.
PUP will be playing on Friday, October 25 at the Marquee Ballroom. This is a 19+ show.
We are holding some space for wristband holders. Festival wristbands will go on sale at a later date — keep an eye on our website and socials to find out when they go on sale.
HPX is a festival of live music discovery. For over 26 years, we’ve been dedicated to helping music fans explore the local, national, and international scene, and discover their next favourite bands.
The festival takes place in venues all over Halifax. This year, HPX happens October 23-26, 2019.
The Halifax Pop Explosion Conference is committed to bringing together industry professionals, artists, and fans from around the world to discuss current trends, topics, and issues in the music industry.
In 2018, the themes centered around the Future of the Industry and Accessibility in Music.
APPLY TO PLAY
Calling all artists and bands: we want to hear you! Applications to play HPX 2019 are now open.
HPX programs all different types of genres, and we love to hear what’s going on out there. Applications will close for good on May 17, so don’t wait.
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We would like to acknowledge that the festival takes place in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People. This territory is covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship” which Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) people first signed with the British Crown in 1725. The treaties did not deal with surrender of lands and resources but in fact recognized Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) title and established the rules for what was to be an ongoing relationship between nations.