HARD’s move to the Glen Helen Amphitheater means the cutting edge acts that grace the lineup will have a splendid scenic environment to play in; a more than an appropriate way for HARD Summer to celebrate its 10th run.
Each stage for the festival is as carefully curated as the lineup as a whole, featuring the main HARD and HARDER stages, along with Green, Pink, and Purple stages…you know, just to make it easy to remember.
This year’s Green Stage looks to be the destination for the bassheads, hosting Doctor P, Kayzo, Mustdie!, Oksi, Kill the Noise, and Brillz among many others. This year’s Pink Stage seems to be the place for independent curators to represent themselves, as a prolific artist and Beats 1 host Anna Lunoe brings her Hyper House into the mix with guest selectors Wax Motif, Gina Turner, Amine Edge and Dance, Chris Lake, AC Slater, Chris Lorenzo, and Phlegmatic Dogs. Claude Von Stroke is up the next day and as you’d expect, this lineup is going to be a sweet way to prep for Dirtybird Campout; Jackmaster, J.Phlip, Floating Points, Kim Ann Foxman, Louisahhh, Madam X and Colby J soundtrack proceedings at this stage, making for an all around house rager for the weekend.
The Purple Stage will be the destination for Hip Hop and Grime, with the stage will pay special tribute to Prodigy and also feature E-40, Skepta, Brodinski, Uffie, Ghetts, and Uncle JXM. The next day sees Tinashe, JME, Dave, Cap G, AJ Tracey, Mikewillmadeit, and LA Leakers. The HARD and HARDER stage announcements will come soon, and we’ll give you the lowdown on those stages as soon as we see them.