The Halifax Pop Explosion Music Conference Is Going Online.

Grow your music career with HPX. 

The Halifax Pop Explosion Music Conference has a reputation of being an event where industry professionals and artists can make connections, learn, and get business done. This year, we’re taking all of these elements online and reaching a global audience. Join us October 21-24, 2020 and enhance your career.


HPX is a festival of live music discovery. For 28 years, we’ve been dedicated to helping music fans explore the local, national, and international scene, and discover their next favourite bands. 

The next HPX happens October 21-24, 2020.


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 the music event for artists and their teams. 


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evenko and HPX Present:

Jimmy Eat World

The Marquee Ballroom, September 17&18, 2020 — BOTH SHOWS SOLD OUT

Due to concerns related to COVID-19, Jimmy Eat World scheduled for April 22, 2020 at The Marquee Ballroom will be postponed to September 17, 2020 at the same venue. The Jimmy Eat World show scheduled for April 23, 2020 at The Marquee Ballroom will be postponed to September 18, 2020 at the same venue. All purchases of the previous date will be honoured for their respective rescheduled date.

Although this decision comes at a time of universal uncertainty, we take the safety and health of our customers, staff and the community very seriously. Please reach out to us directly if you have any questions.

Made up of Jim Adkins, Rick Burch, Tom Linton and Zach Lind, Jimmy Eat World has had a prolific career with 9 studio albums — 5 of which have reached Top 10 on Billboard’s 200 Chart.

The band has had 7 Top 10 hits on Billboard’s Alternative Songs Chart, with “Pain” and “The Middle” reaching #1. Their latest album, Surviving, is punchy, dynamically explosive and hearkens back to the heavy yet crafted melodic edge that woke the world up to Jimmy Eat World a quarter century ago.

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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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