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Halifax Pop Explosion

When: Oct. 19-23 2010
Halifax’s biggest music festival is anticipating its greatest year ever this fall. Director Jonny Stevens, who took over the position this year, says, “My goal is making the festival as inclusive as possible. I really think this will be the best Pop Explosion in the last bunch of years.” The festival is taking up Toronto’s North By Northeast festival’s model of selling wristbands that for $50 get you into all but a couple of the biggest shows all week. “We really worked hard to make the festival more accessible for everyone by lowering the price point---as boring as that sounds, it seems to be what people are excited about,” Stevens says. Acts lined up include The New Pornographers, GWAR, Jason Collett, Ty Segall, Basia Bulat with Symphony NS, Sloan (performing Twice Removed), The Hold Steady, Tokyo Police Club, plus all your local favourites and about a zillion others. —Laura Kenins
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