HARD Summer is right around the corner, literally, it’s days away. The event takes place Saturday, August 3 - 4th in San Bernardino, CA. There’s still tickets available, and if you’re on the fence, I’m here to help you make the jump and buy that ticket -- cuz this is an event you’re not gonna want to miss.
HARD is well known for dropping some of the best lineups for summer raves. We all know this, and we eagerly anticipate any of their lineup drops. This year, they’ve of course not disappointed again, with headliners like Kid Cudi, Major Lazer and even better, some incredible B2B sets that have me super excited.
Here are 5 sets that made MY list of ones that I’ll be bouncing and grooving to all weekend long!
Droeloe has those summer vibes I’m looking for to get my Saturday started. Let’s be honest, I’ll probably get in pretty late that day, and their music is exactly the style I want to get my night started! Bounce tunes with a little bit of drag to the sound has me moving and grooving just enough in the sun. These two hail from the The Netherlands, the mother country for EDM, so they can be trusted if you’re not a fan yet and looking for somewhere to chill. They are also known for the way they weave elaborate artwork and graphics into their set, so it’s more like a live art experience than just a music set.
2. Dillon Francis
Ok honestly, I haven’t been to one of his sets in a while, but now that he’s reviving DJ Hanzel, I’m curious to see what other antics Dillion Francis is up to this weekend. He’s a total goof, his music is a party, and I want to be part of the fun. This is really where things will start to heat up for the night. He’s been dropping singles all year long like hotcakes, so I know his set is going to be jumping all over the place as he tries to mix in everything -- and I mean this in the best way -- it’s gonna be hype.
3. DJ Snake B2B Malaa
HARD has been keeping this B2B set a secret from us until July 27th when the let us know that DJ Snake B2B Malaa would be closing out the Pink Tent Saturday night. This surprise B2B is probably the best one of Saturday if you ask me. The duo have been joining each other on stage all festival season long, so it’s no huge surprise that they’ll be here together. Their set will 100% be where you can find me closing out my night at Hard.
4. Duke Dumont
Sunday is going to be a busier day for me. I’m hoping to get in early to start with Anna Lunoe, but my first must-see of the day is Duke Dumont. I used to see his sets ALL THE TIME with my best friend and I’m ready to get back on that train. We always love his sets because they’re bouncy and poppy. They have lyrics to join in with and Ocean Drive is the ULTIMATE summer jam.
5. Flux Pavilion B2B Netsky
Hard is throwing some serious B2Bs at me this year. This one, in particular, has me stoked because it’s two of my favorite artists doing a B2B together for the first time. For those not super familiar with Netsky, it’s drum and bass and Flux Pavilion is more dubstep -- with some drum and bass mixed in. Flux has some of my favorite drops, and I can’t wait to hear the two of the B2B to close out my Sunday night!
Here’s my schedule (I colored in those sets I’m going to try my best to make):
HARD Summer Set Times Sunday, graphic courtesy of HARD