Experience the 4 day city-wide music takeover.

This year’s festival presents an incredible opportunity to discover new bands to fall in love with. We’ve curated a lineup that brings you a new kind of music experience not found throughout the year in Halifax. 

 
 
 
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FESTIVAL

HPX is a festival of live music discovery. For over 25 years, we've been dedicated to helping music fans explore the local, national, and international scene, and discover their next favourite bands. 

If you’re a live music fan, this highly curated, city-wide music takeover is for you.

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CONFERENCE

Presented by Kobalt, the 2018 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.

This year, the overarching themes will centre around the Future of the Industry and Accessibility in Music. 

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EVENTS

HPX has a year-round presence, bringing exciting shows and emerging artists to the the Maritimes outside of festival season. 

From up-and-coming talent, to seasoned vets; unique venues to dance parties, HPX strives to keep the local music scene thriving and exciting. 

 
 

OUR SPONSORS

 
 

Volunteer

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

Visit Halifax

Plan your trip to the biggest music city on the east coast.

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.