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Early Bird Wristbands for $55*! 


*Plus tax and fees

HPX Presents 

Check out our year-round shows, featuring exciting and emerging talent in unique venues all over the Maritimes. 

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. 

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Port Cities with Symphony Nova Scotia, Oct. 19 2018

With their smooth three-part harmonies, heartfelt songwriting, and multiple-ECMA-nominated, rave-reviewed debut album, Port Cities are Nova Scotia’s next big thing. Featuring the combined talents of already-established solo musicians Carleton Stone, Dylan Guthro, and Breagh MacKinnon, Port Cities are a “mix of East Coast culture and indie flair” (Canadian Beats) and “a perfect balance of Nashville and Nova Scotia” (Vents Magazine, UK). Hear their stunning, atmospheric, intimate sound amplified by brand-new orchestral arrangements in their first-ever concert with Symphony Nova Scotia.

Ticket packages available here >> 

General admission on sale at a later date. 

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