HARD Summer 2013 Lineup Announced

Categories: EDM Takeover!

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Timothy Norris
This year's lineup for Hard Summer is out. Headliners include Knife Party, Duck Sauce, Dog Blood (ie Skrillex and Boys Noize), and Bassnectar

This sixth annual edition of the two-day, EDM-focused festival takes place in downtown's Los Angeles State Historic Park on August 3 and 4, 2013.

The full line-up and a promotional video -- starring lots of dogs -- is below.

Again this year the lineup has lots of big-time favorite EDM acts, as well as a smattering of hip-hop influenced artists, including Flying Lotus, 2Chainz, Disclosure, TNGHT, RL
Grime, Oliver, XXYXX, Zedd, Baauer, Crystal Castles, Azealia Banks, Flux Pavilion, and Paper Diamond.

The four-stage event will also host the Dirtybird Players Stage featuring Claude VonStroke and members of his Dirtybird Records crew.

From the press release:

"Skrillex always calls his friends 'dogs' on Twitter," explains [director Agata Alexander] about the idea behind the [above] video. "I figured it would be cool to take it literally. Many of these acts have signature looks so I thought it would be fun to adapt those traits into the canine world. When Dog Blood came along, it was just too perfect to ignore."

HARD SUMMER will also serve as the only U.S. stop of the Ed Banger 10-Year Anniversary Tour with the Ed Banger 10th Anniversary Stage featuring Justice (DJ set), Breakbot Live, BUSY.P Ed Banger Megamix, Feadz, Mr. Oizo, So Me and special guest Brodinski. HARD SUMMER will also host the Dirtybird Players Stage featuring Claude VonStroke and members of his Dirtybird Records crew.

This year, HARD SUMMER will expand the festival running times for each day by adding four extra hours per day, starting from noon and ending at midnight Saturday, August 3 and Sunday, August 4. The festival will host four stages featuring the world's best electronic music today.

The full lineup is below


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