Today, HARD Events announced the highly anticipated lineup for the return of HARD Summer Music Festival to the City of Angels for the first time in ten years. Taking place in downtown Los Angeles from August 5-6, the fifteenth annual HARD Summer will utilize an all-new combination of venues with different stages spread across the campuses of the historic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Exposition Park, and BMO Stadium.
The 2023 lineup remains true to the multi-genre ethos and dedication to spotlighting emerging scenes that continue to make HARD Summer one of the most exciting festivals in the country. Fans can expect triumphant returns from those whose massive trajectories have defined HARD’s cutting-edge curation, coupled with A-list hip-hop headliners, beacons of the global underground and risers of scene of the day.
Longtime HARD fans know that the family of artists that grew around the brand in its early days have gone on to dominate the global dance music conversation. To celebrate its fifteenth anniversary, the festival welcomes these titans on stage with a curational touch faithful to its creative essence. Skrillex returns to the fold with a special b2b bundle featuring production genius Four Tet after their Madison Square Garden sale. HARD favorite Kaskade tapped John Summit for a lifelong multi-generational squad. Diplo will continue his exploration of more esoteric house strains presented by his Higher Ground imprint alongside icon ABRACADABRA BLOND:ISH.
The HARD alumni super-reunion continues with the inimitable Boys Noize, LA’s outrageous Dillon Francis and the chart-topping tones of Gorgon City.
Hip-hop and rap’s past and present will once again take center stage at HARD with Atlanta’s own hero Ludacris and NYC Fat Joe, as well as psychedelic rap superstar Kid Cudi and the return of 21 Savage. after his triumphant debut in 2022 HARD. Other live highlights include quirky pop band Oliver Tree and the melodic sounds of Two Feet.
Check out the official trailer and full lineup below!
Tickets on sale Friday, March 10 at 10 a.m. PT
Photo via Julian Bajsel for Insomniac Events