After 10 Years, HARD Summer Finally Returns To Los Angeles

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HARD Summer is moving from San Bernardino, California, back to Los Angeles for its 15th edition taking place Aug. 5 and 6. This year’s festival finds HARD Summer taking over three different locations in Downtown Los Angeles, including the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Exposition Park, and BMO Stadium.

“We are thrilled to host HARD Summer’s return to Los Angeles as part of our centennial anniversary celebration,” Joe Furin, General Manager of the LA Coliseum, said in a statement. “As home to the most iconic events in the world, this festival is an exciting addition to our 100-year history.”

HARD Summer moved numerous times since it first began in 2008, landing at a total of eight different venues over its 15-year history. The first-ever event took place at the Shrine Exposition Hall, moving to The Forum in 2009. The venue then moved again in 2010 to the Los Angeles Historic Park before heading to Whittier Narrows Recreation Area in El Monte, California in 2014. The most recent edition of the festival took place at the NOS Event Center in San Bernardino, where it stayed for two years.

The Green Lot on the south side of BMO Stadium features the mainstage acts associated with the HARD Stage, while fans of house and techno can head over to the Pink Stage at Christmas Tree Lane Park. The south lawn includes multi-genre curation, while bass music fans can enjoy themselves at the Green Stage inside the LA Memorial coliseum. BMO Stadium holds the Purple Stage.

In the coming months, HARD Summer’s official after-parties will be announced, all scheduled to take place throughout various venues in Los Angeles as the festival takes over the entire city.

Two-day passes go on sale starting Feb. 3 at 10 a.m. PT, with fans able to secure passes for just a $2.13 deposit to celebrate the festival’s return to the 213 area code.