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HARD Summer 2023 guide

Find out everything you need to know about HARD Summer, Southern California’s wildest EDM summer music festival

Michael Juliano
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Michael Juliano

Each year EDM juggernaut HARD Summer makes its way back to Southern California for its eponymous annual summer music festival. For two (down from a short-live stint at three) days, electronic music and hip-hop acts will traverse various outdoor stages for the raving pleasure of L.A.’s danciest. Somewhere between Coachella and a sweaty dance club, HARD Summer is the EDM fest in Southern California—here’s everything you need to know.

When is HARD Summer 2023?

HARD Summer will take place August 5 and 6, 2023.

Where is HARD Summer 2023?

After spending the past few years in San Bernardino, HARD is back in L.A. with a new location at Exposition Park that includes the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and BMO Stadium.

What’s this year’s HARD Summer lineup?

You’ll find sets from Skrillex back-to-back with Four Tet, Kaskade back-to-back with John Summit, 21 Savage, Kid Cudi, Diplo back-to-back with BLOND:ISH, Dillon Francis, Black Coffee, the Martinez Brothers, Ludacris, Fat Joe, Boys Noize, Emo Nite and many more.

HARD Summer 2023 lineup
Courtesy Insomniac

When do tickets go on sale?

Tickets go on sale Friday, May 10 at 10am. A two-day general admission pass starts at $189, while VIP starts at $359.