HPX is Just Around the Corner…Sit Back and Press Play on These Playlists

Chudi Harris

The folks over at Halifax Pop Explosion have slowly been releasing the line-up over the past few weeks, and today’s announcement was Hillsburn, a band that we here at HAFILAX adore to no end. There may not be that huge household name at the top of the bill yet, but it’s a line-up that we’ll be talking about for years to come, with acts such as the Born Ruffians (returning to the city and really coming into their own), Zola Jesus, Cupcakke, and Zaki Ibrahim,  just to name a few of the acts already announced.

Now these playlists feature: a look back at 2008’s HPX lineup, another features 20 acts under 20, and the third and final playlist features the acts performing at the Sipset showcase at this year’s fest. So pick a list, press play, sit back, and enjoy a little taste of what HPX has cookin’.

HPX – 2008 Retrospective 

HPX – 20 Under 20


About the author


A proud and over-caffeinated husband, father, runner and writer. I've written for the local weekly The Coast for over a decade and have since taken to creating and writing for HAFILAX for even longer. I hope you enjoy the musings of a guy who has loved music for the better part of 4 decades, and has an album of concert tickets to show for it.