Published Sep 18, 2009A little while back, the renowned Halifax Pop Explosion announced what was the festival's initial line-up. Since then, organizers have been able to cull all of the hopefuls into a final list, which includes such acts as Girl Talk, Mates of State, Japandroids, Owen, MSTRKRFT and Final Fantasy with Symphony Nova Scotia.
Before we get into that massive full list, though, let us first give you some details. This year, Halifax Pop Explosion runs from October 20-24. It appears as though Rogers will be presenting the event, which enters its 16th anniversary, and if you want to attend the entire festival, a pass will run you $100, while VIP passes are $250. And, like every year, the live concerts are offset by a seemingly endless stream of conferences and other diversions.
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"We are proud to have put together our most ambitious festival to date," says executive director Wayne Mason in the event's press release. "We have worked hard to book bigger music acts than ever before, while still offering the diverse and exciting line-up of artists that the Pop Explosion is known for."
So, without further ado, that list:
Alex Conde & Haggai Cohen Milo, Architects, Crystal Antlers, Girl Talk, Herman Dune, Japanther, Kill Krinkle Club, Mates of State, Owen, Pterodactyl, Sprengjuhollin, Surfer Blood, Thrushes, The Acorn, Ancestors, Attack In Black, Barn Burner, Boys Who Say No, Brian Borcherdt, Bruce Peninsula, By Divine Right, Cadence Weapon, Carpenter, D-Sisive, Dan Mangan, Dance Electric, Dead Wife, Diemonds, Dinosaur Bones, Dinuk Wijeratne & Kinan Azmeh, Doug Hoyer, The Eddie Orso Band, The Elwins, Entire Cities, Ex~Po, Final Fantasy with Symphony Nova Scotia, Forest City Lovers, Fox Jaws, Grand Trine, Gravity Wave, Great Bloomers, Hannah Georges, Hot Panda, Japandroids, Jason Bajada, Julie Fader, Lake of Stew, Little Girls, The Magnificent Sevens, Maylee Todd, Devil Eyes, MSTRKRFT, Nadja, Off The International Radar, Oh No Forest Fires, Ohbijou, Old Folks Home, Olenka and the Autumn Lovers, The Pack A.D, The Paint Movement, Play Guitar, Red Mass, Slow Down, Molasses, Snailhouse, Sports, The Band, Straight Reads the Line, Think About Life, Thy Flesh Consumed, Timber Timbre, Said the Whale, Valleys, Will Currie and the Country French, The Weather Station, You and Me, You Say Party, We Say Die, Yukon Blonde, Zeus, A History Of, Bike Rodeo, Black Moor, Crissi Cochrane, The Danks, The Divorcees, DJ Double A, Dog Day, Dusty Keleher, The Fat Stupids, The First Aid Kit, Gamma Gamma Rays, The Gideons, The Got To Get Got, The Grass, Grassmarket, The Hemingways, Hopeful Monster, Husband & Knife, In This Style, Kestrels, Lovesinger, Mardeen, Maria Osende Flamenco Company, The Memories Attack, The Mighty Northumberland, The Just Barelys,Norma Macdonald, Poison Percy Rufus, The Prospectors' Union, Rich Aucoin, Scientists of Sound, Secret Colours, Sleepless Nights, Smothered In Hugs, The Stolen Minks, The Subtitles, Their Majesties, Thomas/Richard, Tomcat Combat, Two Hours Traffic, Uigg, We, the Undersigned, Jenn Grant, Jenocide, Julie Doiron, Y-Rush, and York Redoubt.
To see who else is a part of the festivities, visit this schedule.