HARD Summer's 2017 Lineup Features Snoop Dogg, Migos, A Whole Lot Of EDM
The Hard Summer festival's 2017 lineup was announced Tuesday, and thus far, it looks on track to delight that super-into-EDM guy whose Tinder messages you've been dodging for weeks. Hard Summer, whose annual alt/electronic festival turns 10 this year, has managed to distinguish itself from competitors like New York's Electric Zoo by snagging the only live 2017 performance by Dog Blood, the collaboration between Skrillex and Boyz Noise. (EDM novices and epileptics beware; Dog Blood's strobe-lit, thundering live shows aren't exactly easy listening.)
Hard Fest will take place the weekend of August 5th at the Speedway in Fontana, where a wide array of electronic shows from Bassnectar, Snakehips, Jai Wolf and more and will be rounded out by hip hop acts including Migos and Rae Sremmurd. (Plus, singer Tinashe—best known for the brain-invading 2014 hit "2 On"—is slated to perform on Sunday.) Headlining the festival's second day is His Majesty Snoop Dogg, who will fulfill the dreams of '90s hip hop fans everywhere by performing his 1993 album Doggystyle in its entirety.
Hard Fest is produced by Beverly Hills-based concert giant Live Nation, whose events have garnered a reputation for getting out of control; HARD Summer moved from Pomona to Fontana in 2015 after two college students died from overdoses, and three people died of "acute MDMA toxicity" after last year's Hard Fest in Fontana, reports the LA Times. Hopefully, the calming presence of "herbal connoisseur" Snoop Dogg will encourage festivalgoers to eschew harder drugs in favor of reasonable, recreational amounts of nature's own cannabis.
Tickets go on sale Friday, April 28 at 9 a.m. on Ticketmaster.