The Heat Is On! Hard Summer Announces 2023 Lineup

For the first time in nearly a decade, HARD Summer Music Festival will be returning to the City of Angels.

In honor of its fifteen-year milestone, the highly-anticipated event is set to take place in Downtown Los Angeles from August 5-6 with the addition of a brand new venue combination – the historic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Exposition Park and BMO stadium will be used to run the various stages.

The 2023 lineup stays true to the multi-genre ethos and dedication to spotlighting emerging scenes that continue to make HARD Summer one of the most exciting festivals in the country. Fans can expect triumphant returns from those whose massive trajectories have defined HARD’s bleeding-edge curation, coupled with leading hip-hop headliners, beacons of the global underground, and scene risers du jour.


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Dedicated HARD fans have been able to see the family of artists that blossomed around the brand in its early days go on to take over the worldwide dance music conversation.

In honor of its fifteen year anniversary, the festival welcomes back these titans to the stage with a curational twist true to its creative essence. Skrillex returns to the fold with a special b2b set with production genius Four Tet following their Madison Square Garden sell-out. HARD favorite Kaskade has tapped John Summit for a multi-generational tag team of a lifetime. Diplo will continue his exploration of more esoteric strains of house set forth by his Higher Ground imprint alongside the ABRACADABRA icon BLOND:ISH.

The super-reunion of HARD alumni continues with the inimitable Boys Noize, LA’s own outrageous Dillon Francis, and the chart-topping tones of Gorgon City.


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Hip-hop and rap past and present will once again take center stage at HARD with Atlanta’s own Ludacris and NYC hero Fat Joe, along with psychedelic rap superstar Kid Cudi and the return of 21 Savage after his triumphant 2022 HARD debut. Additional live highlights include the eccentric pop act Oliver Tree and the melodic sounds of Two Feet.

Los Angeles’ longstanding history as an epicenter for underground house and techno will fly its flag at HARD Summer’s Pink Stage in 2023, joined by some of the scene’s most celebrated acts. Grammy Award-winning South African sensation Black Coffee leads the bill alongside Bronx icons and Cuttin’ Headz bosses The Martinez Brothers, plus a special live performance from Belfast’s live electronic duo Bicep. Denis Sulta will bring his unpredictable flavor to the fold while Loco Dice brings the Ibiza energy. The stage will also play host to some of the industry’s most exciting rising acts like AMÉMÉ, Ben Sterling, Lauren Lane b2b Ms. Mada, ChaseWest, Azzecca, Noizu, and Nala.

In an effort to show it’s true dedication to Los Angeles, HARD has chosen the city’s best to contribute to its multi-genre sounds. Emo Nite will continue their reign as revivalists of the post-punk era, while the city’s famed warehouse scene is put on display with sets from Club Tularosa and fun2bjane.

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Those looking to fulfill their electronic craving will once again find their place at HARD SUMMER with performances by Belgian drum and bass icon Netsky, Kayzo b2b Sullivan King, and SAYMYNITTI (Nitti Gritti and SAYMYNAME) plus Kai Wachi, PEEKABOO, Alix Perez, Yellow Claw b2b Flosstradamus, Diesel, 4B b2b JSTJR, and the fast-ascending newcomers ISOxo and Knock2. The more ecstatic end of the genre will be represented by Blanke, SIPPY, Luude and Ninajirachi.

The goal for HARD Summer is to continue creating a comfortable experience for attendees, which will continue to be expanded on with this never-before-used venue complex. The LA Metro will provide fans with an easy journey to and from the event and can further dive into LA experience by tasting some of the city’s most coveted food vendors at the foot of the Coliseum Torch. HARD Summer will also be hosting a series of official afterparties at premiere venues around Los Angeles, offering a true city-side takeover. More afterparty details will be announced closer to the festival.

Tickets will be available for purchase on Friday, March 10th at 10AM PT via HARD Summer’s official website. This includes GA and VIP options, which can both be purchased with an initial deposit of $9.95.

Check out the lineup for this year’s HARD Summer festival below and let us know who you’re most excited to see by leaving a reaction below or sending us a tweet @celebsecrets.

Lineup (A-Z)

21 Savage

4B b2b JSTJR

Alix Perez



Ben Sterling

Bicep (Live)

Black Coffee



Boys Noize




Club Tularosa

Denis Sulta




Dillon Francis

Diplo b2b BLOND:ISH

Dirt Monkey

Disco Lines

DJ Dials

Emo Nite

Fat Joe

Fleur Shore



Giolì & Assia

Gorgon City


Hayden James


IT HZ (CHEE x Jon Casey)

Jungle (DJ)

Kai Wachi


Kaskade b2b John Summit

Kayzo b2b Sullivan King

Kid Cudi

Kitty Ca$h


Lauren Lane b2b Ms. Mada


Loco Dice









Odd Mob

Oliver Tree






Skrillex b2b Four Tet

Sonny Fodera

Space Laces

Tape B

The Martinez Brothers

Toman b2b Rossi.

Two Feet



Yellow Claw b2b Flosstradamus

Yunè Pinku


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