(Halifax, NS) - Out of respect for the peaceful protest taking place at Parade Square, Halifax Pop Explosion has moved the Stars concert on Saturday, October 22 to Saint Antonio's Olympic Centre (2304 Hunter St.). The show is a free, all ages event. Performance times have changed to the following:
Torquil Campbell from Stars adds, "Stars are excited to play Halifax and even more excited now that the Occupy NS movement has set up camp in Parade Square. We're happy to move the concert to show support for the movement and to ensure that the camp is not disturbed in any way by our performance."
Starting on Tuesday, October 18, the Halifax Pop Explosion has already seen record attendance during its opening two days. Taking place at 20 venues across Halifax, NS, the festival continues until the 22nd and features performances from internationally acclaimed acts such as Fucked Up, JEFF the Brotherhood, Dan Mangan, Chad VanGaalen, and The Thermals.
Sponsors of the 2011 Halifax Pop Explosion include: Molson M, Honda Civic, Lixar, Sirius XM, HMV Digital, The Coast, Live 105, Radio Starmaker, FACTOR, The Halifax Regional Municipality, NS Communities, Culture and Heritage, and The Government of Canada.