Experience the 4 day city-wide music takeover.

2018’s festival presented an incredible opportunity to discover new bands to fall in love with. Every festival, we’re dedicated to curating a lineup that brings you a new kind of music experience not found throughout the year in Halifax. 



HPX is a festival of live music discovery. For over 26 years, we've been dedicated to helping music fans explore the local, national, and international scene, and discover their next favourite bands. 

HPX 2019 takes place October 23-26. Check out some highlights from 2018 below!



The Halifax Pop Explosion Conference is committed to bringing together industry professionals, artists, and fans from around the world to discuss current trends, topics, and issues in the music industry.

In 2018, the themes centered around the Future of the Industry and Accessibility in Music. 

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Calling all artists and bands: we want to hear you! Applications to play HPX 2019 are now open.

Early-bird applications are happening until March 31. Applications will close on May 17.





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

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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.