The new location for HARD SUMMER will allow for more stages, more talent and more fans. Just 10 miles away from downtown, the Whittier Narrows Recreation Area is an urban oasis, a beautiful park boasting over 100 acres which will be converted to a major festival area. Five stages with over 75 performers will take the HARD SUMMER experience to a whole new level. This is one of of our favorite festivals to attend, and the lineup never disappoints. HARD was founded in 2007 by Gary Richards (who also DJs under the name Destructo) to return to his roots promoting live concert events. HARD Events have become synonymous with larger-than-life performances, educated party people, stunning productions, and the brightest rising stars.
Arcade Fire closed down Sunday night of weekend two at Coachella with a surprise appearance, welcoming ‘Paft Dunk’ to the stage. The Canadian rock band brought up two men clad in Daft Punk’s signature attire: suit, white gloves and the universally recognized robot-helmets. While some festival attendees were confused as to why Daft Punk would join Arcade Fire in his set, others screamed in shock and excitement as rumors of Daft Punk making a special appearance were confirmed, so they thought.
After a downtempo version of Daft Punk’s Get Lucky played for a short time, the confused crowd realized it was a hoax; most of them at least…
Arcade Fire’s Win Butler shouted to the crowd, “A shout out to all the bands still playing actual instruments at this festival,” during his first set on weekend one. Whether this accompanied his first jab at electronic music, or just fueled his amusement from the hoax, many festival goers wished it wasn’t a prank.
Nothern Nights 2014 phase 1 lineup has just been announced! Some of the acts include Beats Antique, Giraffage,Viceroy, Eprom, NastyNasty, and many more! Ticket prices will increase on May 1st so buy tickets now! Additional acts will be announced so stay tuned for Phase 2. This festival will feature beautiful camping under the redwoods, 4 stages of music, a river stage, craft beer, organic eats, yoga, hiking, river activities, and much more!
Grammy Nominated DJ and Producer Dragan Roganovic, better known as Dirty South, is no stranger to the dance scene. The Serb native relocated to Melbourne, Australia at the age of 13 and began dabbling with his old NEC Hi-Fi and mixing with the tape decks. His remixes and mashups eventually caught the attention of Australian Vicious Vinyl Records, who signed him in 2005. Dirty South’s tracks swept Australia and earned him several awards including a Grammy nomination, two ARIA nominations, a winning vote for “Most Popular Producer Nationally” in the 2007 InTheMix 50 DJ Poll, and an Essential New Tune award by the legendary Pete Tong.
Following the success of his own releases, Dirty South has collaborated with numerous world-renowned producers including David Guetta, Sebastian Ingrosso, and Alesso. He’s also shared the studio with Axwell in creating their Grammy nominated (Dragan’s second nomination) remix of the Temper Trap’s Sweet Disposition. It was in between the 30 stops of his North American tour that he produced most of the tracks on his debut full length, Speed of Life. The 2013 debut has garnered much attention and positive reviews as a carefully crafted LP that strays away from the typical trademarks of EDM.
There’s no slowing down as 2014 is slated to be even bigger for Dirty South. He’s already begun work on his second album (TBA), announced a residency at the LIGHT Vegas, and continues to push out releases on his label, Phazing Records.