HARD EVENTS—the world-renowned event and festival producer recognized for landmark festivals such as HARD Day of the Dead and the three-day electronic music cruise Holy Ship!!!—has today (April 23) announced the full line-up for the 2013 edition of HARD SUMMER, Los Angeles’ biggest summertime music event. Returning this year for its sixth annual edition as a two-day festival Saturday, August 3 and Sunday, August 4 at Los Angeles State Historic Park in downtown Los Angeles, HARD SUMMER will feature performances from leading artists in the electronic and hip-hop worlds, including Knife Party, Justice (DJ Set), Duck Sauce, Dog Blood, Bassnectar, Empire of the Sun, 2 Chainz, Zedd, Crystal Castles, Baauer, Dillon Francis, Azealia Banks and many more (full line-up below). Tickets for HARD SUMMER are available now at www.hardsummer.com.
The complete line up for HARD SUMMER is:
SATURDAY AUGUST 3
KNIFE PARTY | DUCK SAUCE | DOG BLOOD
FLUX PAVILION | FLYING LOTUS | 2 CHAINZ
SBTRKT (DJ SET) | DISCLOSURE | TNGHT | TOMMY TRASH | KILL THE NOISE |
RL GRIME | ALVIN RISK | JUST BLAZE | OLIVER
DESTRUCTO | JULIO BASHMORE | DUKE DUMONT | TJR | ALEX METRIC
RYAN HEMSWORTH | BONDAX | KEYS N’ KRATES | XXYYXX
GREEN LANTERN | DANIEL AVERY | PHIL KIERAN | JEROME LOL
SAMO SOUND BOY | DVBBS
SUNDAY AUGUST 4
JUSTICE (DJ SET) | BASSNECTAR | EMPIRE OF THE SUN
ZEDD | CRYSTAL CASTLES | BAAUER | DILLON FRANCIS | AZEALIA BANKS
GESAFFELSTEIN | MR. OIZO | BUSY P | FLOSSTRADAMUS
BREAKBOT | CLAUDE VONSTROKE | BRODINSKI
RUDIMENTAL (LIVE) | JUSTIN MARTIN | EATS EVERYTHING | CLOCKWORK
PAPER DIAMOND | J. PHLIP | FRENCH FRIES | FEADZ
SO ME | GORGON CITY | JUSTIN JAY | GLADIATOR
To announce this year’s lineup, HARD EVENTS has unleashed a specially created trailer video featuring the HARD SUMMER Dawgs, a pack of playful pups styled after some favorite HARD SUMMER 2013 artists. The video shows images of Justice as punk rock pooches, a fabulous canine Bassnectar, a hip-hop hound as 2 Chainz, a dapper doggy Gesaffelstein and of course the pup duo of Dog Blood, plus more. Watch the HARD SUMMER 2013 official trailer here: http://hardfe.st/1085zbQ.
Directed by Agata Alexander, whose credits include past work with Marilyn Manson, Black Light Burns, Five Finger Death Punch, Clint Mansell and many more, the HARD SUMMER 2013 official trailer was shot in Los Angeles and features over 25 dogs. “Skrillex always calls his friends ‘dogs’ on Twitter,” explains Alexander about the idea behind the video. “I figured it would be cool to take it literally. Many of these acts have signature looks so I thought it would be fun to adapt those traits into the canine world. When Dog Blood came along, it was just too perfect to ignore.”
HARD SUMMER will also serve as the only U.S. stop of the Ed Banger 10-Year Anniversary Tour with the Ed Banger 10th Anniversary Stage featuring Justice (DJ set), Breakbot Live, BUSY.P Ed Banger Megamix, Feadz, Mr. Oizo, So Me and special guest Brodinski. HARD SUMMER will also host the Dirtybird Players Stage featuring Claude VonStroke and members of his Dirtybird Records crew.
This year, HARD SUMMER will expand the festival running times for each day by adding four extra hours per day, starting from noon and ending at midnight Saturday, August 3 and Sunday, August 4. The festival will host four stages featuring the world’s best electronic music today.
Since launching in 2008, HARD SUMMER has become the largest ticketed music festival in the city of Los Angeles, expanding as a two-day event last year for the first time in the festival’s 6-year history. In 2012, the festival drew over 50,000 party goers to downtown Los Angeles for high-octane performances from the likes of Skrillex, Bloc Party, Miike Snow (Live), Boys Noize, Bloody Beetroots (DJ set), NERO (Live), Magnetic Man, Squarepusher, James Murphy, Little Dragon and many more.