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HARD Summer Founder Apologizes for Controversial Video Trailer

The apology comes after days of backlash.
Britt Julious
5.6.17
Features

HARD Summer’s Video Director: “People Are Shaming Me Back to the Fart Jokes Where I Belong.”

Agata Alexander responds to criticism of her controversial trailer—and insists she wouldn't change a thing.
Rachel Kraus
5.5.17
Features

HARD Summer’s Trailer Sums Up Everything Wrong With EDM Bro Culture

The promo clip for the 2017 edition of the festival is a confusing mess.
Ezra Marcus
5.3.17
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HARD Summer Returns to Southern California in August

The popular events brand will celebrate its milestone tenth anniversary.
Krystal Rodriguez
3.30.17
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Coroner Confirms Three Deaths at HARD Summer 2016 as MDMA-Related

Two women and one man died at the festival, which was held in Fontana, California from July 30-31.
Alexander Iadarola
11.30.16
Day of the dead

HARD Events' Day of the Dead Will Not Return This Year

Organizers cited "production reasons" for the cancellation.
Britt Julious
9.17.16
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Families of Two Women Who Died at HARD Summer Sue Live Nation

Emily Tran and Katie Dix died due to drug intoxication during the festival's 2014 and 2015 editions, respectively.
Krystal Rodriguez
8.5.16
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Three Deaths at This Year's HARD Summer Festival Lead to Fresh Calls to Ban Raves

Lawmakers in Southern California are saying EDM festivals shouldn't be allowed on county property.
Alexander Iadarola
8.3.16
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Three People Died at HARD Summer This Year

Update: The San Bernardino Sheriff's department has identified the individuals.
Alexander Iadarola
8.1.16
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Major Lazer, Porter Robinson, and Dillon Francis to Headline HARD Summer 2016

The festival take place an hour west of LA at Fontana's Auto Club Speedway, from July 30-31.
Alexander Iadarola
4.26.16
hard summer

​The Hottest FuccBaes of HARD Summer 2015

"Fuck me with nothing but your bucket hat on."
Jazper Abellera
8.4.15
Festival Season!

How This Year's HARD Summer Claimed Los Angeles' Festival Throne

Heat stroke, crowd control issues, and Justin Bieber couldn't stop Gary Richard's hometown baby from being on top of its game.
Mycah Seals
8.3.15