Halifax Pop Explosion is Nova Scotia's mid-October surprise. It includes indie rock, electronic music and the occaisional hip hop act for five days of music -- it's also a music conference and features around 150 acts in 18 different venues. Formerly known as the "Halifax On Music Festival," it has a history that dates back to 1993 as a music gathering to promote the Halifax scene as the home of bands like Sloan and Thrush Hermit. The 2014 Halifax Pop Explosion dates are October 21 - 25. The Halifax Pop Explosion 2014 lineup and Halifax Pop Explosion ticket prices are below.