Hard Summer Music Festival will return to downtown Los Angeles in 2023

Hard Summer Music Festival will return to downtown Los Angeles in 2023

The annual Hard Summer Music Festival will make its grand return to downtown Los Angeles Aug. 5-6.

The 15th edition of the popular EDM fest will take place in a brand new location that includes various venues and stages scattered throughout the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Exposition Park and BMO Stadium (formerly Banc of California Stadium).

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The first Hard Summer was held at the Shrine Exposition Hall in downtown Los Angeles in 2008. Since then, it’s taken place at Kia Forum in Inglewood, Los Angeles State Historic Park, the Whittier Narrows Recreation Area in El Monte, Fairplex in Pomona, Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Glen Helen Amphitheater in San Bernardino, and more recently the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino.

This year, however, the party has become part of the LA Coliseum’s centennial anniversary celebration.

Though the lineup has yet to be announced, passes will go on sale starting at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 3 at hardsummer.com. To mark the festival’s return to the 213 area code, fans can secure passes with just a $2.13 deposit for one day only on Feb. 3.

Since its inception, Hard Summer has been a staple in the EDM circuit in Southern California. Highlights from last year’s event included Porter Robinson, Megan Thee Stallion, Madeon, 21 Savage, 100 gecs, Zeds Dead b2b Subtronics, Alison Wonderland and Joji.