Hard L.A. Fest Canceled Hard Summer & Hard N.Y.C. Still On

FESTIVAL CANCELED AFTER ELECTRIC DAISY CARNIVAL FALLOUT AND RUMORS OF SLOW TICKET SALES; HARD SUMMER AND HARD N.Y.C. STILL A GO

Festival organizers have called off the Hard L.A. Festival, originally scheduled for this Saturday, July 17 at the Los Angeles State Historic Park. The lineup would have included M.I.A., Flying Lotus, Sleigh Bells, Rye Rye, The Switch, Joker, 12th Planet, Destructo, and others.

The Los Angeles Times is reporting that the festival has been canceled “due to security concerns” following the drug overdose death of a 15 year old girl at the June 25-26 Electric Daisy Carnival at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum and Exposition Park, which also led to over 100 hospitalizations. The event also prompted the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to establish a task force to "enhance rave safety." The Times also notes that the festival had been battling rumors of slow ticket sales.

According to the Hard Fest website, the festival “has been cancelled, but not due to the lack of support or the full approval from the personnel at the City of Los Angeles and California State Parks who have signed off on our comprehensive security plan. We have decided to instead produce one massive event on August 7 at the same amazing location, the Los Angeles State Historic Park in Downtown Los Angeles...We continue to work closely with LAFD, LAPD, City of Los Angeles, and California State Parks who continue to support all Hard events …”

Tickets for Hard L.A. are valid at the Hard Summer Music Festival on August 7 which includes Soulwax, Crystal Castles, Major Lazer, Erol Alkan, Diplo, Digitalism, and others.

Hard is producing a show this Saturday at El Rey Theater in Los Angeles featuring Die Antwoord, Destructo and Borgore to make up for the canceled Hard L.A.

Hard N.Y.C. is scheduled for July 24 at South Island Field on Governors Island. The show features a lineup of M.I.A. along with Die Antwoord, Skream, Benga, Rye Rye, Sleigh Bells, Theophilus London, Borgore, Destructo and more.

Tickets for Hard L.A. are valid at Hard Summer Music Fest or can be refunded through HardFest.com.

http://www.hardfest.com

[Published on: 7/13/10]

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