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First Acts Confirmed for Halifax Pop Explosion 2013! Killer Mike, Symphony Nova Scotia presents Joel Plaskett with Mo Kenney, and Brian Posehn

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First Acts Confirmed for Halifax Pop Explosion 2013! Killer Mike, Symphony Nova Scotia presents Joel Plaskett with Mo Kenney, and Brian Posehn

Performances from Killer Mike, Symphony Nova Scotia presents Joel Plaskett with Mo Kenney, and comedian Brian Posehn as well as a Polaris Music Prize Salon moderated by Steve Jordan are the first details confirmed for Halifax Pop Explosion 2013. Festival wristbands and passes are on sale now with early bird specials.

 

Halifax Pop Explosion 2013 have announced their first acts

Halifax Pop Explosion 2013 have announced their first acts

Halifax Pop Explosion (HPX) is Music. Digital. Culture. Taking place from October 22nd to 26th, the international festival presents 200 bands in 20 venues over five days to 22,000 fans and industry delegates from around the world.

“Halifax Pop Explosion has grown exponentially over the past four years and we want to reward our fans by offering some fun early bird add-ons,” says Executive Director Jonny Stevens. “Our goal is to make HPX the best week of your year. We know that these early bird rewards will help make your experience amazing.”

Every year artists from all over the world descend upon Halifax to showcase on HPX stages. Some early acts confirmed for this year’s festival include Psychic Handshake recording artists UBT, acclaimed vocal group Dark For Dark, doom-psych act Crosss, and folkpoptronica pioneer Kashka.

HPX 2013 wristbands and passes are on sale now. The festival has put together early bird rates and bonus packages for those who make their purchase by August 30th. The bonus package includes an exclusive screen-printed HPX 2013 poster and access to a concert at The Marquee Ballroom featuring a festival headliner. Tickets cannot be purchased for this show. Admittance is only guaranteed to those with early bird passes and wristbands.

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Outkast associate Killer Mike debuted on “The Whole World, from the greatest-hits Big Boi and Dre Present…OutKast. After signing to Columbia, his song “A.D.I.D.A.S.” hit the pop charts in March 2003, and the subsequent album, Monster, debuted in the Top Ten.

Canada has produced some of the world’s most enduring songwriters and Joel Plaskett is hailed as one of the best. With countless awards to his credit, thousands of tour dates, and numerous recording and producing projects under his belt, Plaskett remains one of the most innovative and prolific artists on the scene today.

Since the release of her debut recording in September 2012, Mo Kenney has toured the country with Joel Plaskett and The Emergency and Ron Sexsmith. She was nominated for a CBC Radio 3 Bucky Award for 2012 Rookie of the Year, a 2013 ECMA for Rising Star Recording of the Year, and the 2013 SOCAN Songwriting Prize.

Comedian/actor/writer Brian Posehn has recently been seen on Comedy Central‘s popular show, The Sarah Silverman Program and on tour as one of the original members of the Comedians of Comedy. Besides writing and performing on HBO’s acclaimed Mr. Show, he has appeared in sitcoms such as Just Shoot Me, Seinfeld, NewsRadio, Everybody Loves Raymond, and Friends. Brian has also appeared in several movies, including Rob Zombie‘s The Devil’s Rejects and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. He is a regular on Late Night with Conan O’Brien and was a crowd favorite at the recent Bob Saget Roast on Comedy Central.

The various types of wristbands and passes are as follows. All prices subject to HST and service fee:

FESTIVAL WRISTBAND

Five Day Access to all Music, Comedy and Culture Events (subject to venue capacity; not including Symphony Nova Scotia)

★ Pop!Talks Conference

★ Bike Concierge Parking at Key Venues

★ HPX Festival Express Bus Pass

★ Pop Expo! (Records / Zine / Craft and Art fair) Entry

★ Insider festival communications and special offers

Early Bird Rate (until August 30th) – $65

 

PRIORITY PASS

Five Day Skip the Lineup Access to Music, Comedy and Culture Events (subject to venue capacity; not including Symphony Nova Scotia)

★ Reserved Seating at Pop!Talks Conference

★ Bike Concierge Parking at Key Venues

★ HPX Festival Express Bus Pass

★ Pop Expo! (Records / Zine / Craft and Art fair) Entry

★ Insider Festival Communications and Special Offers

Early Bird Rate (until August 30th) – $129

 

VIP PASS

Guaranteed Access to all Music, Comedy and Culture Events 

One ticket to Symphony Nova Scotia w/ Joel Plaskett with Mo Kenney

★ Reserved Seating at Pop!Talks Conference

★ Bike Concierge Parking at Key Venues

★ HPX Festival Express Bus Pass

★ Pop Expo! (Records / Zine / Craft and Art fair) Entry

★ 2013 HPX Tote Bag

★ Insider Festival Communications and Special Offers

Early Bird Rate (until August 30th) – $249

 

HPX DIGITAL PASS 

HPX Digital Workshops, Sessions, Keynotes and Parties

★ 5-Day Access to all Music, Comedy and Culture Events (subject to venue capacity; not including Symphony Nova Scotia)

★ Pop!Talks Conference

★ Bike Concierge Parking at Key Venues

★ HPX Festival Express Bus Pass

★ Pop Expo! (Records / Zine / Craft and Art fair) Entry

★ Insider Festival Communications and Special Offers

Standard Early Bird Rate (until August 30th)  –  $249 / Student Early Bird Rate (until August 30th) – $149

 

HPX DIGITAL FLEX PASSES (Transferable Pass)

Want to share your pass with another person? Add another name to your pass with this flexible option.

Early Bird Rate – $349 (until August 30th)

 

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