HARD Summer 2018
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Are you ready to go HARD at HARD Summer this year? Stay in the know with all the essential info so you can maximize your experience!


After announcing another stacked lineup to get down and dirty to on the dancefloor this year, the excitement for HARD Summer Music Festival has been steadily building ever since. Bringing major names like Dillon Francis, Kid Cudi, What So Not, Anti Up, and an extra special b2b set between Excision and NGHTMRE, this year is shaping up to be one of their best yet.

Related: Looking to get hyped up with some beats ahead of the festival? Check out these mixes from Kaivon and LP Giobbi!

Now, we’re just days away from the festival and last-minute preparations are being made. To help you along the way we’ve compiled all the essential info you need to know before you go so you can have the best time possible at the event. Don’t forget to hydrate!


HARD Summer Music Festival 2019 Essential Info:

Dates: August 3-4, 2019
Hours: 1pm – 11pm, Daily
Venue Address: The Speedway in Fontana – 9300 Cherry Ave Fontana, CA 92335
Tickets: Purchase HERE
Facebook Event Page: RSVP HERE


HARD Summer 2019 Set Times:

HARD Summer 2019 Set Times - Saturday

HARD Summer 2019 Set Times - Sunday


HARD Summer 2019 Festival and Parking Maps:

HARD Summer 2019 Festival Map

HARD Summer 2019 Parking Map


Do’s & Don’ts:

Prohibited Items
  • NO Aerosol products/cans
  • NO Air horns
  • NO Backpacks
  • NO Balls or Frisbees
  • NO Blankets
  • NO Bota bags
  • NO Costumes resembling law enforcement, life guards and/or first responders
  • NO Drones, remote-controlled aircraft, toys
  • NO Drugs or drug paraphernalia
  • NO Unsealed E-liquid or E-juice of any kind (a selection of premium E-liquids will be available for purchase inside the venue)
  • NO Eye drops (available inside festival at the general store)
  • NO Gas masks
  • NO Glass, cans, cups or coolers
  • NO Helium balloons
  • NO Illegal substances
  • NO Large chains or spiked jewelry
  • NO Large purses, bags or backpacks (over 12″×12″)
  • NO Laser pointers
  • NO LED gloves or LED microlights used for light shows
  • NO Lightsabers
  • NO Liquid makeup
  • NO Markers, pens or spray paint
  • NO Massagers
  • NO Open packs of cigarettes (upon entry)
  • NO Outside food or beverages (including alcohol and candy)
  • NO Over-the-counter medication (available inside festival at general store or from a first aid station)
  • NO Pacifiers
  • NO Pets
  • NO Professional photo, video, or audio recording equipment (no detachable lenses, tripods, big zooms or commercial-use rigs)
  • NO Stickers, flyers
  • NO Stuffed animals or dolls
  • NO Unsealed tampons or pads (upon entry)
  • NO Tents, large umbrellas or chairs
  • NO Toy guns, water guns, slingshots
  • NO Weapons or weapon accessories of any kind (includes pocket knives, pepper spray, fireworks, etc.)
  • NO Wind chairs/sofas
Permitted Items
  • YES Cell phones and portable chargers/external batteries
  • YES Cigarettes and lighters (cigarettes must be sealed upon entry)
  • YES Deodorant (must be sealed upon entry)
  • YES E-cigs/vapes (refillable liquid chambers OK, must be empty upon entry—factory-sealed E-liquid or E-juice is OK)
  • YES Earplugs
  • YES Fanny packs
  • YES Festival totems or decorated pool noodles—height 5 ft. or less, no solid poles, no metal more than 1″ in diameter (see Totem Guidelines)
  • YES Flags/banners or handmade signs (no corporate/company-branded and no hard flagpoles)
  • YES Glowsticks & glowing/illuminated costumes or jewelry
  • YES Gum (must be sealed upon entry)
  • YES Hula hoops—including LED hoops
  • YES Hydration packs with no more than two main compartments and one smaller compartment—must be empty upon entry
  • YES Inflatables (must be deflated upon entry)
  • YES Juuls (one sealed Juul Pod OK at entry)
  • YES LED pois & orbitals
  • YES Lip balm, lipstick & gloss (must be sealed upon entry)
  • YES Non-professional flash/still cameras, handheld video devices under 6″ (Sony Action Cam, GoPro, Polaroids, etc.)
  • YES Personal misting fan, bottle must be no larger than 1.5L (empty upon arrival)
  • YES Powder makeup (liquid makeup is prohibited)
  • YES Physician-prescribed medication that is not expired (must show physician’s prescription and consult with a safety officer upon entry)
  • YES Rain ponchos and umbrellas measuring less than 10″ when collapsed
  • YES Selfie sticks
  • YES Small bags, single-compartment backpacks, plush backpacks, purses (maximum 12″x12″)
  • YES Sunglasses & hats
  • YES Sunscreen lotion (inspected upon entry)
  • YES Tampons and pads (must be sealed at entry)
  • YES Any water bottle, excluding glass bottles (must be empty upon entry)
  • YES Wet wipes (must be sealed at entry)

Reminder To Mind Your Belongings:

Unfortunately, many people have reported pickpockets, bag slashings, and theft of wallets, smartphones, purses and other valuables during this festival season. While this small number of bad apples in the bunch doesn’t define an entire crowd, there are opportunistic people who come to these events to take advantage of unsuspecting partygoers and it’s important to be mindful of your valuables while at HARD Summer.

Looking for tips to keep your belongings safe? Check our post highlighting some ideas!


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