Halifax Pop Explosion reveals full 2019 lineup

Buzzy names like Snotty Nose Rez Kids and Hua Li join the likes of PUP and The Arkells from October 23 to 26.


Hua Li arrives at HPX with her long-awaited full-length record, Dynasty - SUBMITTED PHOTO
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  • Hua Li arrives at HPX with her long-awaited full-length record, Dynasty
It was back in April when PUP—the Toronto punk four-piece that's garnering international attention and acclaim for its latest, Morbid Stuff—leaked it'd be playing a show at The Marquee Ballroom, during dates that lined up with Halifax Pop Explosion. And though cool kids around town made sure that set was sold out before it was even announced as an official part of the fest, the rest of us can rest easy: There is plenty more coolness on deck at HPX 2019.

Today, the fest—which has wristbands starting at $80—releases its entire lineup. Among the highlights? The return of the Lil Kim-meets-Lauryn Hill Hua Li, who's dropping a highly anticipated record this fall, as well as the Polaris Prize finalists Snotty Nose Rez Kids—who Jeremy Dutcher has said are part of the wave "leading the Indigenous Renaissance" in Canada today. Big Can-Con fave the Arkells, indie queen Japanese Breakfast and local heavyweights Walrus, Rich Aucoin, Aquakultre and Leanne Hoffman are also on deck, just to start.

Peep the entire lineup here for the fest, which runs October 23 to 26 at venues 'round town.

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