Hard SummAHHHHHH ’22

The return of the highly-anticipated HARD Summer Music Festival has once again made its way back into our summer agendas. Taking place at the NOS Event Center in San Bernardino from July 29-31, the 2022 edition of HARD Summer has expanded into three days for the first time, giving attendees an extra day to take in the multi-genre curation the festival has become known for. HARD Summer 2022 will see the veteran festival push deeper and further into its singular blend of forward-thinking electronic music and cutting-edge hip-hop, as well as devoting more programming to rising artists of diverse backgrounds, spotlighting new sounds as they gain traction across the Internet and beyond.

HARD Summer will again spotlight some of the top names in electronic music including sets from live-performance icon Porter Robinson, multi-talented French musician Madeon, beloved Australian producer Alison Wonderland, Detroit funk master GRiZ, and more scene-leaders including Tchami, TOKiMONSTA, Moore Kismet, Jai Wolf, Masego, and Craze performing a drum & bass set. 

The festival will continue to make the worlds of hip-hop and rap a focus with a curational ear turned towards both emerging sounds and household names. Houston rapper Megan Thee Stallion will reign as one of the event’s unmissable acts after her Coachella and Okeechobee triumph. Meg will be joined by eccentric Philadelphia artist Lil Uzi Vert, the smooth vocal stylings of Gunna, and Southern rap legends Three 6 Mafia, plus high-energy performers like Denzel Curry, Ski Mask the Slump God, and Aminé.

Don’t worry, Hard Summer didn’t forget about the headbangers and neck breakers. On the bass music front, attendees can bear witness to a B2B performance from Zeds Dead with Subtronics, along with Sub Focus and a special guest. Heavier frequencies continue with sets from NGHTMRE, Svdden Death b2b Marauda, Sullivan King, TroyBoi, LSDream, Kai Wachi, Deathpact, and Blunts & Blondes.

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Just about when you thought Hard Summer had covered all the bases, in true Hard fashion, even the house heads and techno lovers will have a home! With the lineup boasting veteran underground stars like In The Mood icon Nicole Moudaber, Life and Death founder DJ Tennis, Detroit’s DJ Minx, rising star Chloé Caillet, Turbo Records boss Tiga, and Abracadabra leader BLOND:ISH. Modern house flavors will also take center stage with Chris Lake, Vintage Culture, Justin Martin, Wax Motif, and HoneyLuv amongst a range of others. 4/4 tendencies continue with Femme House’s LP Giobbi, Eli Brown, rave revivalists Prospa, Will Clarke, and many more.

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I’ve been attending and working Hard Summer Music Festivals since 2015, and I must admit that this is the best line-up since 2015. Passes for HARD Summer will go on sale Friday May 6 at 10:00am PT and can be purchased at that time on the official HARD Summer website. Sign up for that presale, snag that ticket, and gather your crew!

Until then, see you on the dance floor 🙂

Passes on Sale Friday, May 6 at 10:00am PT