A 28-year history in Halifax.

Over the last 28 years, HPX has been committed to programming some of the most exciting and buzz-worthy bands. Check out our previous lineups!


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 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. 

Door to The Marquee Ballroom with people lined up outside.


Halifax is a music festival sweet-spot where well-known and up-and-coming artists collide, industry professionals can connect, and music fans can easily hit up all of their favourite venues in one night.

Experience HPX


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

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Plan your trip to the biggest music city on the east coast.

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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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