Halifax Pop Explosion is getting ready to take over the HRM. Since 1993, the music festival to present the best new music in Canada has become an annual fall fixture.

“The Halifax Pop Explosion provides cutting edge new music programming aimed to attract music fans, not just locally, but from across Eastern and Central Canada and New England. By doing so, the festival will continue to attract fans and industry delegates from around the world,” according to the website.

Some of the acts taking to stages around the city tomorrow for opening night are: The Superfantastics, High on Fire, Kylesa, Bird World, and DJ James Reid.