Halifax Pop Explosion Reveals Full Lineup Featuring North of America, Tokyo Police Club, Great Lake Swimmers, the Casualties

Halifax Pop Explosion Reveals Full Lineup Featuring North of America, Tokyo Police Club, Great Lake Swimmers, the Casualties
Though you don't need an excuse to visit Halifax, the Halifax Pop Explosion is definitely a good reason to explore the Maritime city. This year's edition of the long-running fest was already in top-notch shape when the initial lineup was announced last month. Now, the full list of bands playing has been revealed, and it's looking like one of the best Pop Explosion fest yet.

Along with previously announced acts like the New Pornographers, the Hold Steady, Handsome Furs and Great Lake Swimmers, countless artists across genres have been added to the bill. From local heroes like North of America and Long Long Long to travelling crust punks the Casualties, there were truly be something for everyone. Even more exciting is the news that previously announced group Sloan will be performing their classic second album Twice Removed from start to finish.

Festival organizers have compiled the first in a series of podcasts showcasing some of the 2010 Pop Explosion bands. That mix can be heard here. In addition, festival wristbands can be purchased for $50 right here.

Here's the full list of performers in all its diverse glory:


 A Sight For Sewn Eyes

Acres & Acres

Air/Fire

Amos The Transparent

Andrew Watt And The Glory Glory

Baby Eagle

Bad Vibrations

Basia Bulat

Bike Rodeo

Bird World

Black Moor

Bloodhouse

Boats

Boxer The Horse

Broken Ohms

Burning Love

Burnt Church

C'Mon

The Casualties

Chanteuse

Cold Warps

Jason Collett

Construction & Destruction

Contagium

Cop Shades

Erin Costelo

Cousins

Crosss

Cuff The Duke

Cursed Arrows

D'Eon

The.Daisy.Anthesis

Dance Movie

The Darcys

Dilly Dally

DJ James Reid

Dog Day

Doin' Damage

Duzheknew

Elephant Stone

English Words

The Extremities

The Famines

Famous Players

The First Aid Kit

Fistfight

Forest City Lovers

Freelove Fenner

The Friendly Dimension

Fuck Montreal

The Gertrudes

Ghettosocks

Ghostkeeper

Glory Glory Man United

The Golden Dogs

Gramercy Riffs

The Grass

Great Bloomers

Great Lake Swimmers

Grimes

GWAR

Handsome Furs

Rebekah Higgs

High On Fire

The Hoa Hoa's

The Hold Steady

Holy Cobras

Hot Panda

Huron

Imaginary Cities

In-Flight Safety

Infernaeon

Iron Giant

Isis (from Thunderheist)

It Kills

Kylesa

Language Arts

Last Call Chernobyl

Pat LePoidevin

Long Long Long

Martyr

Jon McKiel

Meat Curtains

Laura Merrimen

Mess Folk

Milks & Rectangles

Mobile Deathcamp

The Modern Men

Modern Superstitions

Monogrenade

The Mountains & The Trees

My Brightest Diamond

Myles Deck And The Fuzz

The New Pornographers

North End Metal All-Stars

North Of America

Old Man Luedecke

Orchid's Curse

The Pack A.D.

Panic!

The Pink Noise

Play Guitar

Pop Winds

Quaker Presents

Quivers

Racoon Bandit

Radio Radio

Random Recipe

RatTail

Rockets Red Glare

Daniel Romano

Ty Segall

Shotgun Jimmie

Silly Kissers

Silver Dapple

Sloan

So Cow

Soaking Up Jagged

Styrofoam Ones

The Superfantastics

Tasseomancy

Teenanger

Ten Kens

Three Sheet

Tokyo Police Club

Torche

Tupper Ware Remix Party

Twin Peaks

Vilipend

We Are Action

The White Wires

The Wilderness Of Manitoba

Windom Earle

Wolf & Cub

Wordburglar

Young Rival