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Halifax Pop Explosion 2017

where: Halifax, Nova Scotia
when: October 18-21, 2017

What to Expect

Halifax Pop Explosion (HPX) was founded in 1993 and is one of Canada’s most respected festivals & showcases for new and emerging music, arts and culture. It is the premiere opportunity in Canada’s vibrant East Coast music scene.The festival combines showcases, networking events and a music industry conference.


Halifax Pop Explosion offers over 180 bands the chance to showcase in 18 venues over 4 days in front of thousands of industry reps and over 20,000 attendees.


CIMA will be returning to Halifax Pop Explosion in 2017. More details to come.

Alana Yorke set at Canadian Blast (2016)

Canadian Blast Signage (2016)