For the first time in ten years, HARD Summer Music Festival is making a grand return to Downtown Los Angeles, CA, on August 5-6, 2023, to celebrate its 15th edition.
The upcoming fifteenth edition of HARD Summer festival, produced by Insomniac, will consist of multiple stages situated across different areas of Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Exposition Park, and BMO Stadium.
HARD Summer’s 2023 lineup remains faithful to showcasing top acts in dance music, hip-hop, and emerging talent across various music scenes. To celebrate the anniversary, the music festival is welcoming back legends who have previously taken the HARD stage.
It’s almost as if HARD Summer is declaring a ‘b2b summer’ and giving fans the duos they’ve always been asking for.
Skrillex is marking his return with a b2b set with Four Tet following their Madison Square Garden sell-out with Fred Again.
LA-based DJ and music producer Kaskade is joining forces with John Summit for a b2b set to go down in the books. John Summit opened for Kaskade during his record-breaking Kx5 show with Deadmau5 in December 2022 on the same grounds as HARD will be this year.
More back-to-back sets to come from Diplo and BLOND:ISH, Kayzo and Sullivan King, Yellow Claw and Flosstradamus, and some unannounced duos.
HARD veterans Dillon Francis, Gorgon City, and Boyz Noize will also be headlining the event.
Some of the best in hip-hop & rap will set the stage solidifying the blend of electronic music and hip-hop at one event. Highlights include Kid Cudi, Ludacris, Fat Joe, and more. 21 Savage also returns to the festival just one year after his HARD debut.
Attendees can also expect memorable live performances from Oliver Tree’s unconventional pop act and Two Feet’s captivating melodic sounds.
HARD Summer’s Pink Stage in 2023 will honor Los Angeles’ renowned heritage as a center for underground house and techno music, featuring some of the scene’s most prominent artists. The lineup will include Grammy-award winner Black Coffee, iconic Bronx duo The Martinez Brothers who are also the Cuttin’ Headz label owners, and a unique live set by the electronic duo Bicep from Belfast.
HARD Summer’s devotion to Los Angeles is exemplified through its selection of top-tier local acts representing various genres. Emo Nite will showcase their skill in reviving post-punk sounds, while Club Tularosa and fun2bjane will offer an authentic representation of the city’s famed warehouse scene through their exhilarating performances.
Attendees searching for a heavier electronic music experience will not be disappointed at HARD Summer 2023.
The festival’s lineup features performances by Belgian drum and bass pioneer Netsky, the dynamic duo Kayzo b2b Sullivan King, and SAYMYNITTI (a collaboration between Nitti Gritti and SAYMYNAME), as well as Kai Wachi, PEEKABOO, Alix Perez, Yellow Claw b2b Flosstradamus, Diesel (Shaquille O’Neal), 4B b2b JSTJR, and rising stars ISOxo and Knock2.
What will it cost?
Tickets are set to go on sale Friday, March 10th at 10AM PT via HARD Summer’s official website.
- General Admission for a 1-Day Ticket is $129 plus tax & fees.
- General Admission for a 2-Day Ticket is $229 plus tax & fees.
- VIP for a 1-Day Ticket is $199 plus tax & fees.
- VIP for a 2-Day Ticket is $409 plus tax & fees.
In addition to the festival itself, HARD Summer is planning to take over some of Los Angeles’ premier venues with a series of official afterparties, offering a unique opportunity to experience the city’s vibrant nightlife.
While further details about the afterparties have yet to be released, attendees can anticipate more information as the festival draws closer.