HARD Presents’ flagship event, HARD Summer, has become a beacon of representation for LA’s dance culture. The city has become its own booming hub for dance music while HARD Summer has grown to be an institutional event on the annual festival circuit. Outdoing themselves in past years with one of the most creative rollouts anyone has ever attempted, HARD has already braced itself for a broken world without the internet, warning fans to do the same. They’ve alluded that the roster would start riots and spark looting. And as they deliver the roster for 2016′s event, we know now they were right about all of it.
Headlining duties this year go to former N.W.A. legend Ice Cube, Flosstradamus, and Porter Robinson on the event’s first day, followed by Major Lazer, Dillon Francis and Zeds Dead on day two. Top billed names for the festival also include Baauer, Boys Noize, Tchami and DJ Khaled, for an impeccable blend of hip-hop and dance. Underground flavors from Drezo and Josh Pan are balanced by Anderson .Paak and AlunaGeorge, while AC Slater, Madeon, and Claude Vonstroke present a diverse range of house for one of the most disparate lineups of the season.
Finding a new home at Auto Club Speedway, the event runs from July 30-31. The lineup keeps its finger on the pulse of the underground and packs in a heathy dose of hip-hop, with cutting-edge newcomers matching seasoned veteran talent as Destructo and company prepare for their first-ever, 18+ camping event.
Destructo says HARD Summer will be 18+
Relive HARD Summer with the festival’s official aftermovie