Today, HARD Summer, LA's largest electronic dance music festival, will announce its new venue for the seventh annual installment of their two-day event. Taking place Saturday through Sunday August 2nd and 3rd, this year's bacchanal promises to be "harder, groovier, hotter, wilder, bolder, and bigger" as it makes it's way to the Whittier Narrows Recreation Area in South El Monte.
Fabian Ortiz / OC Weekly HARD Summer 2013 at the LA Historic Park
HARD's usual home at the Los Angeles State Historic Park is being closed as part of an $18 million dollar effort to renovate the 32-acre facility which hosts several concerts and festivals throughout the summer. This year approximately 20 minutes and 13 miles East of the usual Chinatown location, will be flooded by thousands (70,000 were in attendance last year) of EDM lovers ready to dance the weekend away as HARD takes over with five stages and 75 performers. "It's such a great park with more room to do things that have not been possible for HARD in the past," says HARD CEO Gary Richards in a press release.More »