Hard Summer Adds NWA Members

MC Ren and DJ Yella will join headliner Ice Cube for the opening night of the  festival at the end of this month an organizer recently revealed.

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DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston, Mich.

Hard Summer will also feature Major LazerDillon FrancisFlosstradamusAnderson .PaakZeds DeadDJ Mustard and Boys Noize. The show is at the  in Fontana, Calif., July 30-31 and features five stages with emphasis on hip hop and electronic music.

The announcement regarding the rappers came from HARD events founder Gary Richards on a Los Angeles radio station July 1. Ren, Yella and Cube were a part of N.W.A.’s meteoric rise to superstardom in the early ’90s and were subjects of the 2015 Hollywood blockbuster “Straight Outta Compton.”

The festival allows for camping and the venue has a maximum-capacity of 100,000, so odds are there will be plenty of people to pitch a tent next to.

Tickets are going for $179 plus fees for 2 days of general admission, and VIP passes start at $299 plus fees.

Ticketing information and specially curated playlists highlighting performing artists are available through the festival website