Halifax Pop Explosion announces next wave

Posters popped up around Halifax last night with the next wave of artists and comedians for Halifax Pop Explosion. They join the already announced acts of Hey Rosetta!, PUP, White Lung, The Barr Brothers, Mo Kenney and Symphony Nova Scotia as well as comedian Cameron Esposito.

The festival takes place in venues all over Halifax from October 19-22. Thanks to Mixtape contributor Mike McGrath for venturing out on a gloomy and rainy July day to share a photo of the lineup on Instagram. It features a handful of bands, old and new, with Halifax roots including Holy Fuck and Tuns. Basia Bulat is once again on the Polaris Music Prize shortlist and joins fellow shortlisters PUP and White Lung on the HPX bill.

Here are the new additions:

Music
Keys N Krates
Charles Bradley
Basia Bulat
Holy Fuck
Grandtheft
Voivod
Tuns
Greys
Royal Canoe
Harrison
Nap Eyes
Alana Yorke
Alphaclub
Beauts
Black Moor
Century Egg
Chastity
City Natives
Crossed Wires
Eddy
Geil
Heaven For Real
Jay Arner
Jay Mayne
Monomyth
Old and Weird
Phew Pkew Pkew
Pusher
Supermoon
The Highest Order

Comedy:
Cameron Esposito
Kyle Kinane
John River
Cheryl Hann
Everado Ramirez

Press photo of Basia Bulat via Secret City Records

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