Our favorite festival in Southern California is around the corner once again. We were absolutely blown away by last year’s HARD Summer, but 2016’s event is only going to be bigger and better! There is a couple of major changes in the festival this year, including the switch of venue and its addition as a two-day camping festival. That’s right – there’s camping available and it’s definitely going to fuel the festival vibe and spirit. In terms of location, HARD 2016 is taking place in the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, just east of the Pomona Fairplex (last year’s venue). Its move to the new location helps cope with the camping option and allows even more guests inside the festival. It’s definitely a giant step-up from the last HARD Summer.

Now moving on to the lineup. It’s everything we desire and more. It is a great mix between electronic and hip-hop acts, with a stacked roster of up and coming artists. Huge names like Flosstradamus, Medeon and Travis Scott would headline Saturday’s festival, together with talents like Rezz, Louis The Child, Jerry Folk, Slushii and many others who are shaping the current dance scene. Founder of Hard, Gary Richards a.k.a Destructo would also participate as the tradition continues. Following an epic performance from this year’s Coachella, Ice Cube would be closing out the night and would sure to turn up the heat in Fontana by a few more notches.

Sunday’s lineup is equally as awesome as Saturday’s. Electronic powerhouses like Dillon Francis and Zeds Dead will be returning to Hard Summer for the second straight year. Also, genius producer Porter Robinson is moved from Saturday to the Sunday lineup due to a scheduling conflict. Other popular electronic acts like Jai Wolf, Kaytranada and Mura Masa would also be participating in this giant dance galore. AC Slater, Boys Noize and Kill The Noise are some of the veterans in their respective genre that will be attending the festival. To top it all off, Major Lazer will be sure to conclude the night with an electrifying performance.

It’s safe to say that Hard Summer is an event you can’t miss. To get you pumped up when July 30 comes, we’ve prepared a playlist featuring some of the acts in the lineup. Peep it below and we’ll see you all there!

’Pretty Lights – Only Yesterday’
’Mr. Carmack & Promnite – FDT’
’MALAA – Notorious’
’Jerry Folk – To My Soul’
’Keith Ape – IT G MA Remix (josh pan Opus) w/ sakuraburst, MISOGI, X&G, MEDASIN., oshi’
’REZZ – Edge’
’Kiiara – Feels (Jai Wolf Remix)’
’Zeds Dead – Back Home (feat. Freddie Gibbs)’
’Point Point – doubleOreo (San Holo Remix)’
’Ty Dolla $ign – Blasé (Louis The Child Remix)’
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