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 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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CANCELLED – Jimmy Eat World

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

We must sadly confirm that due to COVID-19 concerns, Jimmy Eat World at The Marquee on September 17 and 18 are cancelled. While this decision comes at a time of universal uncertainty, we take the safety and health of our guests, staff and community very seriously. We urge everyone to follow the guidelines and protocols put forth by public health officials.

If you made your purchase online and would like a refundyou do not need to contact us. We will begin processing refunds automatically via your original method of payment.

Please allow up to 10 business days after we process your refund for your refund to appear on your statement. Please note service fees are non-refundable.

Refund requests for tickets purchased via an etixnow kiosk may submitted via email to info@etixnow.com. Please include your ticket serial number in your e-mail.

All etixnow KIOSK refund requests should be submitted by 3:00 pm on July 23 2020. This does not apply to you if you purchased your ticket online.

On behalf of the event organizers, we apologize for any disappointment or inconvenience this may cause.

For more information or if you require further assistance, please email info@etixnow.com 

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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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