NEWS: Halifax Pop Explosion announces complete line-up for 20th anniversary festival

Halifax Pop Explosion (HPX) has announced the complete line-up for its 20th anniversary festival. Following a list of previously confirmed acts that features of MontrealAtlas SoundBlack Lips, and Dan Mangan with Symphony Nova Scotia, HPX has released the names of 160 artists including CeremonyCauldron, DJ Craze, The Helio Sequence, and Skratch Bastid that will perform this year.
Halifax Pop Explosion takes places from October 16-20. With shows at various venues around the city, the festival brings together an international list of acclaimed acts to perform alongside some of the city's most renowned and storied artists. The complete line-up for the 2012 Halifax Pop Explosion is as follows: 
AdoAdventure ClubAin't No LoveAl Tuck, AmbersandAmbitionAmos the TransparentAndie BulmanAndrew BushAstral GunkAtlas SoundBad VibrationsBaneBarlowBig John BatesBillie Dre and the Poor BoysBit FunkBlack LipsBlack MoorBloodhouseBorn RuffiansBONKO BIANCABredrinsBuddy McNeil and the Magic MirrorsCamp RadioCanaillesCareer SuicideCastle WolfensteinCatriona SturtonCauldronCeremonyCheryl HannClinicCode Orange KidsCold SpecksCold WarpsCool Blue Halo, CrosssDan Mangan with Symphony Nova ScotiaDance Laury DanceDeath Valley DriverDeer Tick, DemetraDiemondsDJ Craze, DJ IVDJ James Reid, Doc BrownDoom SquadDumpster MummyDVBBSEach OtherEl-PElliott BROODEnglish WordsEugene Mirman, Extra Happy Ghost!!!Fat Stupids, Failure EpicsFlag On The PlayFolly and the HunterFreak Heat WavesFRESHTABLESGabrielle Papillon and the Mighty OakGianna LaurenGigasGinger St. JamesGlory GloryThe Green Reflectors, Hands and TeethHeather GreenHey Mother DeathHilotronsHip Club GrooveHUMANSHymm, INSTRUMENTSIrreverand James and the Critical Mass ChoirJaguar KnightJerry GranelliJon MckielJon SamuelKestrelsKing TuffKuato, LanternLike a MotorcycleLong Distance RunnersLong WeekendsMardeenMark DavisMattyBohMeisha and the SpanxMerv HartlenMetalheartMike O'NeillMo KenneyMonomythNapalm RaidNick BikeNick Everett & EverybodyNorth Lakesof MontrealOld & WeirdOUTTACONTROLLEROwen Dacombe SteelP80PANOSPaper Beat ScissorsParlovrPat LePoidevinPonctuation, Purity Ring, Quiet ParadeRain Over St. Ambrose, RevelstokeRia MaeRobert LovelessRyan HemsworthSea Glasses, Seamus ErskineSheer AgonyShooting Guns, Skratch BastidSlam DunkSlow Down, Molasses, Sonic AvenuesSouthern ShoresSpecial CostelloStalwart SonsSteve MackieStop Motion MassacreStrate JaketsTasseomancyTechnical KidmanTerra LightfootThe Belle ComediansThe BicyclesThe Blind ShakeThe Burning Hell, The Dudes, The ElwinsThe Group SoundThe Helio Sequence, The I don't give a ripsThe NymphetsThe Pack A.D.The WidesThe Spring StandardsThe Super FriendzThe White BuffaloThis Sound Will Save YouTORSOWe're DoomedWeirdo ClickWillie StrattonWind Up Radio SessionsWintersleepWriters' StrikeYellowteethYoung River, and Zola Jesus
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With a legacy that includes Arcade FireCat PowerGirl TalkElliott Smith, and GZA, the Halifax Pop Explosion has been host to countless unforgettable moments in its long history. Ranging from Yo La Tengo opening for Sloan in the tiny Café  Ole, to Owen Pallett backed by Symphony Nova Scotia at The Rebecca Cohn, to Monotonix performing on top of the traffic lights outside of Gus' Pub, all have shaped the event and helped developed it into one of Canada's most respected music festivals. In its 20 years, it has grown from booking 19 acts in 1993 to over 160 in 2012. It has evolved from being run by a group of enthusiastic volunteers to its current die-hard, full-time staff. One thing that has remained the same, however, is the festival's unrelenting focus on bringing some of the most exciting acts from North America and beyond to the East Coast of Canada every fall. 
Festival wristbands and passes are on-sale now at Pricing is as follows: 

Wristbands: $65 Regular 
Priority Passes: $150 Regular 
VIP Passes:  $275 Regular 

For more informaton on wristbands and passes, visit:
In addition to being a historic year for the festival, it also marks the launch of the HPX Digital Conference. For more information, visit:
Sponsors of Halifax Pop Explosion 2012 include: Molson Coors, Lixar, Sirius XM Canada, Rdio, FACTOR, Radio Starmaker Fund, and the Province of Nova Scotia. 

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