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Halifax Pop Explosion Music Festival 2016
October 19, 2016 - October 22, 2016
Daniel Caesar, The Luyas, Freelove Fenner, She-Devils, and Repartee are among the final wave of artists announced for the Halifax Pop Explosion Music Festival’s 2016 lineup. They join previously announced acts Hey Rosetta!, Charles Bradley, PUP, White Lung, The Barr Brothers, Keys N Krates, Basia Bulat, comedy headliners Cameron Esposito and Kyle Kinane, and many more for the festival which takes place from October 19-22, 2016 in Halifax, NS.
XPAND Music Conference & Innaugural Canadian Label Summit
For the 11th year, the Halifax Pop Explosion Music Festival renews its commitment to presenting a music conference designed to educate, inspire, and entertain. Taking place at the Halifax Central Library from October 20-22, 2016 the XPAND Music Conference – presented in association with FACTOR, Heritage Canada, and CIMA – features a diverse series of components aimed at strengthening and growing the Halifax music community.
The 2016 XPAND Music Conference also introduces the inaugural Canadian Label Summit, which brings regional, national, and international label representatives to Halifax for a focused series of panel discussions, roundtable talks, and networking events. Among others, representatives from labels such as Sub Pop Records, Warp Records, Last Gang Records, and Glassnote Records, will be on hand to participate. Also presented in association with CIMA, the Label Summit offers a unique opportunity for labels championing artists on a variety of spectrums to discuss industry challenges, examine business models and shifts, and present new findings, all while being given the chance to see the best and brightest homegrown talent in action throughout the course of the music festival.