Best of Halifax

Best Music Festival

Gold Winner Halifax Pop Explosion

Silver Winner Evolve

Bronze Winner Halifax Jazz Fest

“They say if you’re going to leave, go out with a bang. My time at Halifax Pop Explosion has been incredible. The sense of community that exists within this great festival is unmatched anywhere, and I consider myself lucky to have been a part of it for the past four years. Thank you for the ride of my life,” says outgoing Halifax Pop Explosion executive director Jonny Stevens, who announced his departure at the end of January. Stevens is replaced by James Boyle, whose decade-long experience in the local scene bodes well for this year’s fest. But Stevens won’t be too far, he promises. “I’ll see you at the shows in the middle of the crowd, grinning ear to ear.”

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