Black and white photo of Gaelynn Lea performing

Gaelynn Lea

Halifax Pop Explosion

When Gaelynn Lea won NPR Music’s 2016 Tiny Desk Contest, her two decades as a hardworking and talented musician finally crystallized in a beautiful moment of national recognition. Since then, Gaelynn has played over 250 shows in 42 states and seven countries.

With her singular voice and deeply-affecting violin, she guides the listener through a journey that explores the contrasting nature of existence: dark and light, birth and death, anger and forgiveness, sorrow and joy.

Since 1992, Halifax Pop Explosion Festival and Conference (HPX) has been bringing tomorrow’s headliners to Halifax, and helping music fans discover their next favourite bands. Starting as a small, multi-venue festival showcasing local talent and bringing new sounds to the city, the Festival has grown into a 4 day city-wide music and comedy takeover.

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