Low dollar means more Canadians at Halifax music festivals
Festivals say it’s too costly to bring in U.S. acts because of the exchange rate
“It’s refocused us on the best Canadian talent,” said James Boyle, executive director of Halifax Pop Explosion.
The Canadian dollar is currently at $0.75 compared to the US dollar.
In Halifax, two of the city’s biggest festivals — Halifax Jazz Festival and Halifax Pop Explosion — are concerned about the dollar’s impact, but they’re considering it as an opportunity to showcase Canadian talent.