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The initial lineup for this year's Halifax Pop Explosion has been announced. The annual festival in Halifax, Nova Scotia will host over 60 bands in 5 days and 9 venues. Some of the headlining acts include Ted Leo / Pharmacists, Chixdiggit, FemBots, Hawskley Workman, Japanther and Chad VanGalaan.

The festival will also feature the Independent Music and Arts Confrence, a coming together of indie artists, labels, musicians, zines, comics and more. Showcases, workshops, delegate parties and keynote speakers will be announced soon on The festival takes place from October 11th to 15th this year.

You can check out last year's lineup to see what you can expect from the festival.

Currently confirmed bands:

Ted Leo/Pharmacists
Hawskley Workman
Kate and Anna Mcgarricle
Chad Van Galaan
North of America
Meligrove Band
Gilbert Switzer
Sweet Tenders
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