HARD Summer just made some massive changes to their festival for 2016 after treating fans to an intense teaser. For starters, HARD Summer is now a two-day camping festival. Yep, you did not read that wrong. HARD Presents will take over the Auto Club Speedway between San Bernardino and Pomona on July 30 and 31 for two days of epic music.
The second change, which is more so just regular news, the festival will be headlined by Ice Cube and Major Lazer. HARD has been leaning toward hip hop for years now, but this marks the first top-billed hip hop performer. (Last year’s The Weeknd was nearly there.) Dillon Francis, who headlined HARD Summer last year, has been pushed down in favor of Major Lazer, an unarguably bigger name that has been absolutely dominating the festival circuit.
Making our way down to the supporting acts, on Saturday we have: Flosstradamus, Porter Robinson (set will be Live), DJ Khaled, Claude VonStroke, Baauer, Tchami, Dizzee Rascal, Destructo, and Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals. On Sunday we have: Dillon Francis, Travis Scott, Zeds Dead, Madeon, Boys Noize, DJ Mustard, AlunaGeorge, Kill The Noise, Kaytranada, and – damn, son – Jai Wolf making his way to the second tier! (Congrats are in order, there.)
Going further down on the supporting acts, we have first time appearances from Slushii, Drezo, Kayzo, Ghastly, Oshi, Mura Masa, Bear Grillz, Slumberjack, Rezz, Unlike Pluto, Herobust and more.
Lastly, the event will return to 18+.
HARD Summer must have been working tirelessly to put this all together. And while this definitely isn’t a dream lineup (in all honestly, nothing ever really is), this lineup is absolutely massive and there’s no way around that.