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Major Lazer, Porter Robinson, and Dillon Francis to Headline HARD Summer 2016

The festival take place an hour west of LA at Fontana's Auto Club Speedway, from July 30-31.
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Bernie Sanders-supporting Diplo and his Major Lazer project, along with North Carolina producer Porter Robinson, and LA superstar Dillon Francis are some of the most popular DJs to be featured on the lineup for HARD Summer Festival 2016, which was just announced today.

The event will take place an hour's drive west of Los Angeles at Fontana's Auto Club Speedway, from July 30-31, a different location from last year's Pomona Fairplex.


Looking at all the big names included, the lineup reads like a who's who of popular dance acts. They've got everyone from Zeds Dead and Flosstradamus to Baauer and Claude VonStroke signed up, along with an impressive hip-hop contingent including trendsetter producer DJ Mustard, Southern California legend Ice Cube, Snapchat icon DJ Khaled, and more.

Last year, two teenage women died of drug-related causes at HARD Summer, which resulted in LA County Supervisor Hilda Solis calling for a temporary ban on raves on county property, and the LA Board of Supervisors' eventual formation of the festival health-oriented Electronic Music Task Force. THUMP researched the incident for our March inquiry into one of dance music's most pressing questions: how do we stop drug deaths at festivals?

Tickets for the festival will go on sale this Friday via Ticketmaster; in the mean time, watch the raunchy trailer featuring cameos from some of the star producers below.

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