NEWS: Halifax Pop Explosion confirms full lineup by announcing synth pop act Stars and prolific San Francisco psych band Thee Oh Sees

Halifax Pop Explosion (HPX) has confirmed its complete 2011 line-up. Taking place October 18-22 in Halifax, NS, this year's festival features performances from Thee Oh Sees, StarsFucked Up, JEFF the Brotherhood, The Juan Maclean, Dan Mangan, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Chad VanGaalen, and The Thermals 

HPX is an international music festival and conference that presents 150 bands in 20 venues to more than 17,000 fans and industry delegates. Now in its 19th year, the festival has developed a long history of showcasing the most exciting and artistically dynamic acts from across Canada and around the world. HPX's 2011 headliners include: BonjayBraidsBruce PeninsulaChixdiggitJennifer CastleAmelia Curran (w/ Symphony NS)DD/MM/YYYY, Demon's ClawsDog DayFucked UpJEFF the BrotherhoodThe Juan MacleanDan ManganThe Meligrove BandMiracle FortressMurder By DeathOhbijouOne Hundred Dollars, PS I Love YouThe Pains of Being Pure at HeartPlants and Animals, The Rural Alberta Advantage, Scratch Bastid (headlining the Red Bull Thre3style 2011), Shotgun Jimmie, Stars, SuunsThee Oh SeesThe ThermalsTimber TimbreTitus AndronicusTrouble AndrewTwin Shadow, and Chad VanGaalen.
Other acts showcasing at the festival include: Acres Of LionsAdam and the Amethysts, Ambition, Amanita BloomAnimal FacesRich Aucoin & FriendsAudrey and the AgentsThe BalconiesBanded StiltsThe Black Shadesthe BlackratsThe Beat PoetsThe Belle ComediansBend The RiverBike RodeoBloodhouseMegan BonnellBorn Gold (formerly Gobble Gobble)Les BreastfeedersBugs in the DarkKim ChurchillCold WarpsCharlotte Cornfield, COUSINS, Dance MovieThe Darcys, Piper DavisDeadhorseThe Deadly HeartsDeath Valley Driver, Dezza, Dream FriendsDUZHEKNEW, English WordsEnvisionFind The OthersFREEDOM OR DEATH, Giant HandGigasThe GraboidsGreysHand CreamHind LegsHip Club GrooveHonheehonheeIsakJeremy GlennGlory Glory, GloryhoundJenocideSkip JensenJesuslesfilles, Les JupesMo KenneyKidstreetKou Chou ChingKuatoLake NamesThe Last FelonyGianna LaurenDaniel LedwellCailean LewisLibrary VoicesLong WeekendsIvy MairiJon MckielThe MotorleagueMore Or LesNo Flyers PleaseThe NuclearObsydianOld And WeirdOlenka and the Autumn LoversOlympic SymphoniumOrchid's CurseOUTTACONTROLLER,  The Paint MovementPaper Beat ScissorsPAPERMAPSGabrielle Papillonpepper rabbit, The Provincial ArchivePunk Rock KaraokeQuaker ParentsQuiversRatTail, ReparteeReversing FallsRia Mae, RitualsJF RobitailleRome RomeoSandman Viper CommandSex With StrangersThe Shakedown ComboSheer AgonyThe Skeletones FourSnailhouseSomething Good, Southern ShoresSPOOKEY RUBEN, The Spring StandardsThe StandstillsCarleton StoneTerror Pigeon Dance Revolt!These Electric LivesMolly ThomasonTiny DanzaTongan Death GripCarmen TownsendThe Trouble ShootersUNEXPECTVKNGSWe Were LoversThe Weather Station, The Weekend DadsWe're DoomedThe Wheat Pool, Whiskey Bent and HellboundWildlife, and Graham Wright & the Good Times Band.

In addition to the five days of musical performances, HPX's #POPular Conference takes place from Oct 20-22. Featuring panels, discussions and debates on music, culture, and technology, speakers at the conference include Martin Atkins (Band Smart), Wendy Day (The Rap Coalition), Kevin Erikson (All Ages Movement Project), Jacoub Bondre (Culture Shock) along with booking agents, festival programmers, record labels, and media. For more information, visit:
HPX wristbands, passes and #POPular Conference passes are available now through and their outlets (ticket link: with a limited quantity offered at discount.  Wristbands and passes are limited, so avoid disappointment and buy early.

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