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Early Bird Wristbands for $55*! 


*Plus tax and fees

Experience HPX.

Halifax Pop Explosion is like no other festival on the East Coast. For over 25 years, the festival has turned October into a city wide music take-over. For four days, music lovers come together and pack themselves into venues throughout the city, excited to listen to the newest and best in music. It's the "You should have been there!" moments. It's venue hopping all night with friends. It's pizza corner at 3am.

Most of all, it's discovering your next favourite band.  



HPX has been blowing the doors off venues for over 25 years. We're proud to bring some of the best and most innovative talent from around the world to Halifax. We're ahead of the curve — programming tomorrow's headliners and showcasing the newest sounds. Need proof? Check out our artists from 2017. 



With 4 different conference tracks over 3 days, HPX attracts delegates, speakers and presenters from all over North America. The conference offers unparalled networking opportunies, while featuring important roundtable discussions and keynote presentations for artists, industry professionals, and fans alike. 


Apply to Play

Applications are now open. If you’re an artist, band, or comedian, you can now apply to play the 2018 edition of the Halifax Pop Explosion. Fill out the form and send us your music. We want to hear it. 

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