photo by Caesar Sebastian

This years’s HARD Summer Music Festival has a lot to prove. HARD has been gearing up for not only a show to support the cancellation of last month’s would-be HARD LA, but also the revenge and redemption of last summer’s fiasco. Taking place at the LA Historic State Park, Gary Richards & Co. have been working persistently on making sure this years festival is sure to be more than a success. Now I know many festival-goers have their doubts given the circumstances and mishaps of the past, but with all eyes on HARD Summer to show Los Angeles that electronic music festivals are viable in ways that benefit the city, I’m faithful that this one is sure to be a more than just a win.

Now for us dirty dancers, the lineup itself proves just too damn good to miss. I’ve personally waited over a year for Soulwax to return in full force to Los Angeles, and catching up with the Dewaele brothers at last years HARD Haunted Mansion, they told us the band was sure to be back in 2010. If you missed their set in 2008, or haven’t seen them yet at all, I HIGHLY SUGGEST YOU KILL YO’SELF. No, actually I think you should just come to the festival on Saturday. DO IT. The Arsenal of talent supporting the festival is a dirty dancing wet dream. Yup. I don’t need to give introductions to you guys, just witness the lineup set times in all their glory.

HARD Stage (Main Stage)
11:00pm – 12:00am Soulwax
9:40pm – 10:40pm Major Lazer
8:20pm – 9:20pm Crystal Castles
7:00pm – 8:00pm Diplo
6:00pm – 7:00pm Erol Alkan
5:00pm – 6:00pm Green Velvet
4:00pm – 5:00pm The Twelves
3:15pm – 4:00pm BreakBot
2:30pm – 3:15pm Theophilus London
1:45pm – 2:30pm Rory Phillips
1:00pm – 1:45pm Afghan Raiders

11:00pm – 12:00am Digitalism
10:00pm – 11:00pm Tiga
9:00pm – 10:00pm Proxy
8:00pm – 9:00pm Flying Lotus
7:00pm – 8:00pm Caspa
6:00pm – 7:00pm Skream
5:00pm – 6:00pm Benga
4:00pm – 5:00pm Switch
3:00pm – 4:00pm Sinden
2:00pm – 3:00pm The Gaslamp Killer
1:15pm – 2:00pm Sticky K
12:30pm – 1:15pm Keith 2.0

Were also proud to announce that our good friend and Dubsided’s own Sticky K will be gracing the HARDER Stage at the festival early on in the day! Make sure you come out and show him some love, he’s sure to prove his dirtiness! …And of course, to get your body body movin, grab these bumpers from some of the incredible acts that will set the festival on fire this Saturday.
GDD will be in attendance, doing festival coverage and all that jazz! So look out for us and come say vatsup!




4 Responses to REDEMPTION: HARD SUMMER 2010

  1. Alex says:

    what mishaps happened last year?! im flying from NY to see this shit!

  2. BONES says:

    the venue before was overbooked… this year its all outdoors at a huge park, so its gonna be a more laidback situation :)

  3. Anonymous says:

    hard summer 2009 = definition of a nightmare!! Inglewood, riot police, kids getting tazed, not being able to reach the second stage, waiting for hours in grim silence. woooo

    I have a feeling that this year the stages are going to be too close and interfere with each other. so they are going to scratch one stage and have everyone do 30min sets.

    save your stubs!!

    ps. ///BONES I love your SUMMER 2010 mix!!

  4. Nuni says:

    Mansions in the Hampton's

    By Nuni

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