Discover new music.

Every year, Halifax Pop Explosion Music Festival is dedicated to bringing new-to-Halifax acts to our region. From buzz worthy artists, to time-tested bands, HPX presents the best and brightest to Canada’s tour-forgotten East Coast.


HPX is a festival of live music discovery. For 27 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 providing the next wave of music talent with the networks, market intelligence, and inspiration to succeed at home and abroad.

The HPX Conference is free to attend and has something for every level of experience.


Pass It On is an opportunity for community members to purchase a festival wristband for themselves, while paying it forward to other members in the community. It’s also an opportunity for local businesses to pay it back to the community they’re in.

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We’re always looking for music loving individuals to join our team.

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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.

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