Full Schedule and Complete List of Performers for Halifax Pop Explosion Released

From the press release:

Halifax Pop Explosion has announced the complete list of performers for the 2013 festival, including additions such as DIANA, IslandsCousins, and Cheryl Hann. The festival’s schedule is now available here

Halifax Pop Explosion (HPX) is Music. Digital. Culture. Taking place from October 22nd to 26th, the international festival presents 200 bands in 20 venues over five days to 22,000 fans and industry delegates from around the world.

Musical acts and comedians just announced for Halifax Pop Explosion 2013 include: A.A. Wallace, Adam Christie, Al Tuck, Alana Yorke, Ambition, Banded Stilts, Billie Dre and the Poor Boys, Black Mold, Bob Kerr, Brian Aylward, Broken Deer, Castle Wolfenstein, Chairs, Charles Austin and Andy McDaniel, Cheryl Hann, Chief Thundercloud, Cold Warps, Cousins, Coyote, Craig Martell, Crosss, Cursed Arrows, Dana Beeler, Dance Movie, Dark For Dark, Dave Marsh and The True Love Rules, David Heti, Dead Horse Beats, The Devin Cuddy Band, DIANA, Doom Squad, Dyscontrol, Elgin-Skye, English Words, Everardo Ramirez, Express and Company, Fat Stupids, Find The Others, Force Fields, Full of Hell, Gabriel Minnikin, Ghostkeeper, Glory Glory, Grey Kingdom, GROUNDERS, Gwen West, Heather Green, Heaven For Real, Heavy Meadows, Hermitofthewoods, HSY, Hua Li, Husband/Knife & The Drone, ISBN, Islands, James Hartnett, James Reid, Jane’s Party, Jerk Damaged, Jess Reimer, Jessie Brown, Jon Mckiel, Jon Mick, Jon Samuel, JonahMeltWave, Joseph & The Mercurials, Julie Fader, KASHKA, Ketamines, Kim Harris, Kuato, Kyle Hickey, Laugh Sabbath, Le Trouble, Les Hotesses d’Hilaire, Lightmares, Like a Motorcycle, Machine Gun Suzie, Mark Grundy, Mary Beth de Scène, Mattyboh, Meg MacKay, Megan Bonnell, Miles Jones, Monomyth, Moon, Moonsocket, Nap Eyes, Negative Rage, New Blonde, New Flesh, Nick Bike, Nick Ferrio and His Feelings, Nick Flanagan, Nicole Ariana, Night Surf, NMBRS & LTTRS, North Lakes, Nuela Charles, Old & Weird, OLD MAN, Orchid’s Curse, Ought, OUTTACONTROLLER, PANOS, Paper Beat Scissors, Pat LePoidevin, Paul Warford, Pick a Piper, Pink Wine, PsycThaPrince, PUP, Quiet Parade, Quivers, Racoon Bandit, Rah Rah, Rain Over St. Ambrose, Renny Wilson, Repartee, Saffrons, Sahara Dragon, Sam Coffey and the Iron Lungs, Sandi Rankaduwa, Sarah Hennessy, Sea Glasses, Seoul, Sheepman, Slight, Solids, Still Life Still, Struan Sutherland, Take Part, The Almighty Rhombus, The Bad Lads, The Bicycles, The Caravan, The Darcys, The Everywheres, The Golden Dogs, The Meds, The Mellotones, The Motorleague, The Mouthbreathers, The Reference Desk, The Space Age, The Town Heroes, The WAYO, This Ship, This Sound Will Save You, Tim Gilbert, Tom Henry, TOPS, Tough Age, Trillionaires, walrus, We’re Doomed, Weed Thief, Weirdo Click, Wet Denim, Willie Stratton and the Boarding Party, Woodpigeon, and Zora the Sultan.

Mo Kenney will be performing a special showcase at Government House on October 22 at 7pm. This unique event is part of the Evenings @ Government House series hosted by the Lieutenant Governor. The intimate performance will take place in the ballroom of Government House. Those wishing to attend can send an email including their name and telephone number to [email protected] with the subject line “Evenings @ Government House” from September 9-13. Thirty people will be randomly selected to receive two tickets. Winners will be notified on September 20 and can pick up their tickets at the Halifax Pop Explosion Box Office. Doors will open at 6:30pm and guests are requested to be seated by 6:50pm. The event will begin at 7pm sharp and close at 8:30pm. Guests must show their ticket to gain entry.

Performers previously confirmed for Halifax Pop Explosion 2013 include: Japandroids, The Walkmen, Wavves, Killer Mike, Action Bronson, Fucked Up, Shad, The Besnard Lakes, Young Galaxy, Metz, BRAIDS, Great Lake Swimmers (solo), Chad VanGaalen, Hannah Georgas, Hollerado, No Joy, Joel Plaskett w/ Symphony Nova Scotia, Brian Posehn, Todd Barry, BADBADNOTGOOD, Dirty Beaches, Obits, Grandtheft, Zeus, DUSTED, Lunice, The Plan, Suuns, KEN mode, We Are Wolves, Aqua Alta, Mo Kenney, Leif Vollebekk, Ladies Of The Canyon, Royal Canoe, By Divine Right, THUS:owls, Lindy, The Beards, The Zolas, Louise Burns, BA Johnston, Pick a Piper, Jay Arner, Groenland, Woodpigeon, Kayo, Quake Matthews, Poor Young Things, and The Highest Order.

HPX 2013 wristbands and passes are on sale now. The various types of wristbands and passes are as follows. All prices subject to HST and service fee:

FESTIVAL WRISTBAND

Five Day Access to all Music, Comedy and Culture Events (subject to venue capacity; not including Symphony Nova Scotia)

★ Pop!Talks Conference

★ Bike Concierge Parking at Key Venues

★ HPX Festival Express Bus Pass

★ Pop Expo! (Records / Zine / Craft and Art fair) Entry

★ Insider festival communications and special offers

Early Bird Rate (until September 6th) – $65 | Advanced Rate – $75

 

PRIORITY PASS

Five Day Skip the Lineup Access to Music, Comedy and Culture Events (subject to venue capacity; not including Symphony Nova Scotia)

★ Reserved Seating at Pop!Talks Conference

★ Bike Concierge Parking at Key Venues

★ HPX Festival Express Bus Pass

★ Pop Expo! (Records / Zine / Craft and Art fair) Entry

★ Insider Festival Communications and Special Offers

Early Bird Rate (until September 6th) – $129 | Advanced Rate – $169

 

VIP PASS

Guaranteed Access to all Music, Comedy and Culture Events One ticket to Symphony Nova Scotia w/ Joel Plaskett with Mo Kenney

★ Reserved Seating at Pop!Talks Conference

★ Bike Concierge Parking at Key Venues

★ HPX Festival Express Bus Pass

★ Pop Expo! (Records / Zine / Craft and Art fair) Entry

★ 2013 HPX Tote Bag

★ Insider Festival Communications and Special Offers

Early Bird Rate (until September 6th) – $249 | Advanced Rate – $299

 

HPX DIGITAL PASS 

Digital Workshops, Sessions, Keynotes and Parties

★ 5-Day Access to all Music, Comedy and Culture Events (subject to venue capacity; not including Symphony Nova Scotia)

★ Pop!Talks Conference

★ Bike Concierge Parking at Key Venues

★ HPX Festival Express Bus Pass

★ Pop Expo! (Records / Zine / Craft and Art fair) Entry

★ Insider Festival Communications and Special Offers Standard

Early Bird Rate (until September 6th) – $249 | Advanced Rate – $349

 

HPX DIGITAL FLEX PASSES (Transferable Pass)

Want to share your pass with another person? Add another name to your pass with this flexible option.

Early Bird Rate (until September 6th) – $349 | Advanced Rate – $449

Festival wristbands and passes are available now at http://halifaxpopexplosion.com

Tickets to Symphony Nova Scotia presents Joel Plaskett are available in person at the Dalhousie Arts Centre (Rebecca Cohn Auditorium Box Office – 6101 University Avenue). They will also available online at http://www.symphonynovascotia.ca/Tickets/ and by calling (902) 494-3820.

Sponsors of Halifax Pop Explosion 2013 include: Molson, Lixar, SiriusXM, Eastlink, Porter, The Coast, Impact, Deezer, Radio Starmaker Fund, Province of Nova Scotia, Halifax Regional Municipality, FACTOR, and Government of Canada

For details on HPX Digital, visit: http://halifaxpopexplosion.com/digital/

For more information on Halifax Pop Explosion, visit: http://halifaxpopexplosion.com/

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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