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HARD Summer 2018 Essential Info- Set Times, Maps + More!

Southern California's premier summer festival is right around the corner—HARD Summer 2018 is set to take place this weekend and we have all the information you will need! From set times, venue maps, travel info, and after parties, EDMSauce has you covered on everything HARD SUMMER 2018.

Ok, so first thing's first—


HARD SUMMER takes place THIS WEEKEND, August 4th and 5th, 2018 at the AUTO CLUB SPEEDWAY in Fontana, California. Gates open at 12 noon both days and the party ends at 11 pm on both nights.
If you still haven't gotten your tickets, get them HERE!

***You can head to Academy Nightclub in Hollywood if you'd like to skip the lines at the event and pick up tickets from WILL CALL, UPGRADE to VIP or purchase a festival wristband. Academy Nightclub will be open from 4 pm until 9 pm through Friday!***

Any other questions regarding the event can be answered at HARDSUMMER.COM where a customer service live chat has been established.


If you are driving to the festival, general parking is FREE (but please designate a sober driver). Rideshare riders (Uber/Lyft) will be picked up and dropped off at the designated lot on San Bernardino Ave, right off the GREEN ENTRY GATE.


Speaking of entry gates, after complaints from years past of limited entry/exit points, this year's event will have FOUR portals surrounding the speedway, labeled BLUE, PURPLE, GREEN, and ORANGE. Take note of all the FREE water refill stations, medical tents, shade structures and food vendors!

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Now that you've figured out your game plan on how to get there, let's plan out the soundtrack to your weekend!


Set times are out, and as always, the bigger the names, the later at night they will perform. The general rule when it comes to big festivals like this— don't get caught up in your schedule, let the music guide your way!

Below are the scheduled set times for this weekend, with each stage the artist will be performing at:


Insomniac Events is hosting a couple of events throughout the weekend to keep that party going HARD.

The HARD Summer Official Pre-party is being held this Friday, August 3rd at ExchangeLA in Downtown Los Angeles, about 40 miles west of the venue. The super-secret lineup has yet to be revealed but will definitely not fail in pleasing attendees. Tickets for HARD SUMMER PRE-PARTY can be found HERE.

Yellow Claw will be taking over the recently refurbished AcademyLA in Hollywood on Saturday, August 4th. The boys will head to L.A. immediately after their performance with DJ Mustard at HARD Summer (dubbed Yellow Mustard). If you crave more Yellow Claw, CLICK HERE for tickets to the event.


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The final piece of advice I have before going HARD this weekend is to set the tone for the next couple of days by listening to the official HARD SUMMER 2018 COMPILATION. This 18-track playlist gives you a taste of what you will be hearing all weekend long!

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