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Category: Hard Summer

HARD Summer 2017 || Event Review

From Zeds Dead to Dog Blood to Chris Lake, HARD Summer had some of the best sets I’ve heard this season! My third year attending HARD Summer was much different from the previous two, but the quality of music is one thing that definitely stayed constant. The new venue, Glen Helen Amphitheater, was a welcome change with rolling grassy hills and beautiful scenery that added a wonderful backdrop to all of the stages. The grass kept things cooler than the blacktop of the Speedway last year and provided nice areas sit and take a break from dancing in the...

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HARD Summer 2017 || Livesets

HARD Summer celebrated their 10th Anniversary this year. Relive the weekend with these livesets! While the future of HARD Events is murky after Gary and Live Nation officially split ways, that doesn’t change the fact that HARD Summer just celebrated 10 years of epic parties and dope beats. Gracing the stage at HARD Summer this year were artists ranging from MIGOS to Dog Blood, with Tchami and more all playing out the festival. Set in a new venue this year, fans were treated to misting stations, plenty of water, and some sets from artists that absolutely blew attendees away....

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The Women Of HARD Summer 2017

HARD Summer boasted of having a diverse lineup this year but failed to highlight the women playing the event. Want to know more about them? Well, we’ve got you covered! Where did the idea of highlighting the women of HARD Summer 2017 originate? Well, let’s go back to May 2017 to when the HARD Summer trailer dropped. In this video, Gary Richards made sure to highlight his mission to include more female-presenting artists to the lineup. Articles and information about the lack of female representation in dance music, particularly on festival lineups have been circulating in the most recent...

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HARD Summer 2017 || Set Times, Festival Map, & More!

HARD Summer is finally here! If you’re headed to the festival, make sure you have all the essential information. We’ve hit the home stretch–HARD Summer is this weekend, August 5th and 6th at Glen Helen Amphitheater! This year’s stacked lineup includes fire acts like Dog Blood, Justice, DJ Snake, Zeds Dead, and so many more across the festival’s six stages. Don’t forget to check out all of this essential info before you head out to the festival! See you all there! Full stage lineups here, and check out Hector’s experience last year at HARD Summer 2016 here!  HARD Summer 2017 Essential Info:...

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Ten Artists To Catch At HARD Summer’s 10th Anniversary

HARD Summer always brings in the most insane talent, so deciding who to see can be a huge challenge. Here are my must-see artists! This weekend, HARD Summer Music Festival will be rocking off at its brand new venue, Glen Helen Amphitheater. Now that set times have been released on the HSMF mobile app, it’s time to start planning for those must-see sets. HARD consistently brings in incredible talent for their flagship festival, giving you unreal artists to choose from at each of the six stages. Check out the lineups by stage, here!  In the past years that I’ve attended HARD...

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HARD Summer 2017 || HSMF17 Mixtape Favorites

In the months leading up to HARD Summer, HARD builds excitement and artist discovery through their HSMF17 mixtape series. Here are some of our favorites! HARD’s mixtape series has always been an awesome way for me to get pumped for the festival and discover some new artists along the way. Some tapes have blown up in the past, contributing to packed festival sets at HARD Summer and even the success of their musical careers. One that comes to mind is Louis the Child’s HSMF16 Mixtape, which hit 1.05M plays on SoundCloud and has been a favorite of many of...

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