HARD Summer 2019 Crowd
Photo Credit: Ivan Meneses for Insomniac Events

HARD Summer Music Festival joins the growing list of festivals that have announced their postponement until 2021 amid the coronavirus pandemic.


As the world heads deeper into 2020 the realities of the coronavirus pandemic continue to rear their head on a seemingly constant basis. Even while livestreams and creative ideas like drive-in raves have popped up in response, the toll that COVID-19 has taken on the live entertainment industry has been huge. Festivals and events beyond the spring and well into summer and fall continue to announce their postponements or cancellations, and now HARD Summer has become the latest to break the bad news.

In their statement that was released on just moments ago, HARD Events said: “Thank you for your support during these past few months, though the world is moving in a more positive direction we want to have HARD Summer as soon as it’s safe to do so and right now it’s too soon for us to be able to gather at HARD Summer this year.”

Echoing similar sentiments from Insomniac regarding the cancellation of Beyond Wonderland in SoCal and The Gorge, HARD Events continued by saying that “While we are disappointed by this outcome, we are excited to shift our focus to creating an unforgettable experience for next year’s festival.”

Additionally, a similar policy is in place for those who are deciding whether they want to hold onto their tickets or ask for a refund. Those who do choose to retain their passes and wait it out until the next edition will be upgraded for free as a thank you for being supportive during this time. That means that GA ticket holders will be upgraded to VIP and those with VIP passes will be given a complimentary VIP pass for 2021 as well.

Stay tuned for more information about other cancellations and postponements from around the world as we continue to follow the impact coronavirus has on the festival season this year.

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Grant has been listening to electronic dance music since the early 2000s. Actively involved in the EDM community, Grant is an admin for the EDC & Coachella subreddits and their Facebook groups. Previously he has been part of several EDM startups and promotion companies such as Shamele55, Electric State of Mind and Q-Dance. Originally listening to trance artists such as ATB, Armin Van Buuren and Paul Oakenfold, Grant has expanded his listening experience to include a full set of genres ranging from hardstyle to deep house and has been regularly attending both festivals and club events since 2010.

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