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Take Two: HARD Summer Announces Set Times

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Switch And Diplo Are HARD Main Stage Act: Major Lazer | Photo courtesy Biz3
HARD’s first summer show at the Los Angeles Stage Historic Park (which was to feature M.I.A., N.E.R.D., and food trucks) was canceled. The second one, HARD Summer, will be going down from noon to midnight at the same Chinatown-adjacent park this Saturday, August 7.

“It’s definitely, in my opinion, the best place in Downtown to do an event like this,” event organizer Gary Richards told LAist in an interview last month of the Metro-friendly location.

While the last almost-show was to feature more mainstream acts, HARD Summer gets back to the brand’s roots with electro-leaning dance acts who known how to make rock kids dance.

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Gary Richards, as Destructo, will be DJing the time gaps on the main stage.

LAist Picks are in bold.

HARD Stage (Main Stage)

11:00pm - 12:00am Soulwax
9:40pm - 10:40pm Major Lazer
8:20pm - 9:20pm Crystal Castles
7:00pm - 8:00pm Diplo
6:00pm - 7:00pm Erol Alkan
5:00pm - 6:00pm Green Velvet
4:00pm - 5:00pm The Twelves

3:15pm - 4:00pm BreakBot
2:30pm - 3:15pm Theophilus London
1:45pm - 2:30pm Rory Phillips
1:00pm - 1:45pm Afghanistan

11:00pm - 12:00am Digitalism
10:00pm - 11:00pm Tiga

9:00pm - 10:00pm Proxy
8:00pm - 9:00pm Flying Lotus
7:00pm - 8:00pm Caspa
6:00pm - 7:00pm Skream
5:00pm - 6:00pm Benga
4:00pm - 5:00pm Switch
3:00pm - 4:00pm Sinden

2:00pm - 3:00pm The Gaslamp Killer
1:15pm - 2:00pm Sticky
12:30pm - 1:15pm Keith 2.0

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