Hard (music festival)

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HARD
Genre Electronic, techno, alternative dance, electronic dance music, dance-punk, dubstep, house
Location(s) United States
Years active 2007 - Present
Website
hardfest.com

HARD is a national music festival, music cruise and concert brand founded by Gary Richards in 2007. The event line-ups consist of alternative and electronic acts and emerging talents. The first HARD Music Festival was held on December 31, 2007 in Downtown Los Angeles and featured Justice, Peaches and 2 Live Crew. HARD is best known for the HARD Summer Music Festival and HARD Haunted Mansion, though also runs several smaller events and once-off shows. HARD is sometimes called "HARDfest" by fans, based on the event's website (hardfest.com) and social media shortcuts. Additional HARD brands include the HARD Summer Tour, HARD 13, Turkey Soup, and the Holy Ship! electronic music cruise. Live Nation Entertainment acquired HARD in 2012.[1]

National and international tours[edit]

2014[edit]

HARD Straylia
Date City Venue Line-Up
April 24 Melbourne, Australia The Hi-Fi Clockwork, Destructo, Oliver, Motez
April 25 Sydney, Australia The Ivy Clockwork, Destructo, Oliver, Motez
April 26 Adelaide, Australia Thebarton Theatre Clockwork, Destructo, Oliver, Motez
April 27 Fremantle, Australia Port Beach Sand Tracks RL Grime, Destructo, Oliver, Motez

2012[edit]

HARD presents Boys Noize Live

Date City, State Venue Lineup
November 23 Fort Lauderdale, FL Revolution Boys Noize, Djedjotronic
November 24 Orlando, FL House of Blues Boys Noize (Canceled)
November 28 Washington, D.C. Fillmore Boys Noize (Canceled)
November 30 New York, NY Roseland Ballroom Boys Noize, Spank Rock, Djedjotronic, UZ
December 1 Philadelphia, PA TLA Boys Noize, Djedjotronic, Love City DJS, Sammy Slice
December 2 Boston, MA House of Blues Boys Noize, Djedjotronic
December 6 Montreal, QC Telus Theatre Boys Noize, Djedjotronic, Jordan Dare, Mayday
December 7 Toronto, ON Sound Academy Boys Noize, DJedjotronic, Mark Hinnen, Rynecologist
December 8 Chicago, IL House of Blues Boys Noize, Djedjotronic, Le1f
December 10 St. Louis, MO Pageant Boys Noize, Strip Steve
December 14 Oakland, CA Fox Theatre Boys Noize, Strip Steve, Le1f
December 15 Los Angeles, CA The Hollywood Palladium Boys Noize, UZ, Destructo, Strip Steve, Le1f
December 16 San Diego, CA House of Blues Boys Noize, Strip Steve, Destructo
December 18 Denver, CO Fillmore Boys Noize, Strip Steve
December 20 Dallas, TX House of Blues Boys Noize (Canceled)
December 21 Houston, TX House of Blues Boys Noize

2011[edit]

HARD x Mouth Taped Shut

Trent Reznor helped organise the event, seeking out the help of out Gary Richards from HARD to do so, stating: "I’ve always respected what [Richards] does with HARD, and I thought that was exactly what we needed."[2]

Date City (Country) Venue Line-Up
December 3 Stockholm, Sweden Sturecompagniet Miike Snow Sound System, Chase & Status (DJ Set), Noisia, Alex Metric
December 9 Chicago, IL Congress Sebastian Ingrosso, James Murphy, Proxy, DJ Eye
December 10 New York, NY Terminal 5 Bloody Beetroots (DJ Set), James Murphy, Proxy, DJ Eye
December 16 London, England Coronet Groove Armada, Labyrinth, Zane Lowe, Beardyman, Madeon
December 16 San Francisco, CA Warfield Major Lazer, James Murphy, Proxy, DJ Eye
December 17 Los Angeles, CA Palladium deadmau5, James Murphy, Proxy, DJ Eye

HARD Summer Tour

Date City, State Venue Line-Up
August 3 Seattle, WA Showbox Sodo Digitalism (live), Jack Beats, Destructo
August 4 Portland, OR Roseland Digitalism (live), Jack Beats, Destructo
August 5 Oakland, CA Fox Theater Digitalism (live), Jack Beats, Destructo
August 6 Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles State Historic Park Hard Summer Music Festival
August 8 El Paso, TX Club 101 Digitalism (live), Jack Beats, Destructo
August 9 Dallas, TX Granada Digitalism (live), Jack Beats, Destructo
August 10 Austin, TX Stubb's Digitalism (live), Jack Beats, Destructo
August 12 Chicago, IL Congress Digitalism (live), Jack Beats, Destructo
August 13 Toronto, ON WEMF @ Madawaska Park Digitalism (live), Jack Beats, Destructo
August 14 Montreal, PQ Metropolis Digitalism (live), Destructo
August 16 Boston, MA House of Blues Digitalism (live), Switch, Designer Drugs, Destructo
August 17 Baltimore, MD Bourbon Street Digitalism (live), Destructo, Dillon Francis
August 18 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory Digitalism (live), Switch, Designer Drugs, Destructo
August 19 Washington DC 9:30 Club Digitalism (live), Switch, Destructo, Dillon Francis
August 20 New York, NY Terminal 5 Digitalism (live), Switch, Designer Drugs, Destructo

2010[edit]

HARD Summer Tour

August 2010 marked the launch of the HARD Summer Tour, as promoter Gary Richards decided to take the party on the road; 12 dates scattered across the United States and Canada; Incorporating hip-hop into the fold.[3]

Date City, State Venue Line-Up
August 6 Oakland, CA Fox Theater Crystal Castles, Rusko, Sinden, Proxy
August 9 Denver, CO Ogden Theater Crystal Castles, Rusko, Sinden, Proxy, Destructo
August 11 Austin, TX Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater Crystal Castles, Rusko, Sinden, Proxy, Destructo
August 13 Chicago, IL Congress Theater Crystal Castles, Rusko, Sinden, The Twelves, Destructo
August 14 Toronto, ONT, CAN Koolhaus Crystal Castles, Rusko, Sinden, Destructo
August 15 Montreal, PQ, CAN Metropolis Crystal Castles, Rusko, Sinden, Destructo
August 17 Boston, MA House of Blues Crystal Castles, Rusko, Sinden, Destructo
August 18 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory Crystal Castles, Rusko, Sinden, Destructo
August 20 Washington, D.C. 9:30 Club Crystal Castles, Rusko, Sinden, Destructo
August 21 New York, NY Terminal 5 Crystal Castles, Sinden, Destructo
August 22 Baltimore, MD Sonar Crystal Castles, Rusko, Sinden, Destructo

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