Halifax Pop Explosion Announces Initial Lineup with Fucked Up, Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Chad VanGaalen

Halifax Pop Explosion Announces Initial Lineup with Fucked Up, Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Chad VanGaalen
Dating back to the early '90s, the Halifax Pop Explosion has had Nova Scotia locals, not to mention incoming out-of-towners, flocking to the clubs and pubs to catch countless kick-ass indie rock shows, and this year proves to be no different. The fest has just announced its first wave of acts participating in this autumn's edition, and already there are more than a few notable draws.

A press release for the fest confirms a couple dozen acts that will be scattered over the city from October 18 to 22, including heavyweights like Toronto hardcore kids Fucked Up, Calgary-based tunesmith Chad VanGaalen, indie poppers the Pains of Being Pure at Heart and more. On the local front, the fuzzy Halifax combo Dog Day will be performing as well.

Other artists announced include the Thermals, the Rural Alberta Advantage, Titus Andronicus, JEFF the Brotherhood, Plants and Animals, Braids, Dan Mangan, Twin Shadow, PS I Love You, Timber Timbre, Ohbijou, Chixdiggit, Amelia Curran with Symphony Nova Scotia, Rich Aucoin & Friends, Demon's Claws, Hip Club Groove, Miracle Fortress, Bonjay, Trouble Andrew, the Juan Maclean, Suuns, Library Voices, Gobble Gobble, Kidstreet, Les Breastfeeders, Snailhouse, Graham Wright & the Good Times Band, Wildlife, Bruce Peninsula, Doug Paisley, the Olympic Symphonium, Unexpect, Southern Shores, the Spring Standards, Olenka & the Autumn Lovers and Murder By Death.

While that's a pretty impressive lineup as it is, organizers tease that there's still some whoppers to drop in the coming weeks "that will blow your minds even further."

Passes and wristbands are available now at a discounted price, but you might want to act now, as the early bird price expire on Friday (August 12). You can get the details here.