Following 18 months of uncertainty and cancellations, avid music lovers finally were able to gather again, making their way to San Bernardino’s NOS Events Center this past July 31/August 1 for a fun-fueled weekend under the sun at HARD Summer 2021.
With over 160,000 attendees soaking in the sounds from top electronic dance music and hip-hop acts across the festival’s six stages, Insomniac’s HARD Summer delivered in a big way, making for an unforgettable weekend that was much needed for many.
Even though the temperatures crept up over 100-degrees each day, the plethora of free water and misting stations kept festival-goers cool, so they could focus on their favorite artists.
Boasting a diverse lineup which included festival faves Jauz, JOYRYDE, and Dillon Francis rocking their HARD stage, the event also saw Rezz, Kayzo, and Wax Motif unleashing their fury on the HARDER Stage. For all the die-hard dubstep fans, the Green Stage was the place to be with sets from Sippy, Blunts & Blondes, Virtual Riot, Riot Ten, and a very special old-school dubstep set from Skream.
For all the house heads, the Pink Stage was heaven, as it showcased a lineup that included Lucati, Walker & Royce, VNSSA, Noizu, and Solardo. Meanwhile, the Purple Stage featured an eclectic lineup that featured Craze, A-Trak, Mr. Carmack, Elohim, Don Toliver, and Kaytranada.
However, as usual, Corona Electric Beach was a never-ending party with DJs doubling down and playing second sets with the soundtrack of the sun-soaked sandbox. It featured Nostalgix, Fight Clvb, Born Dirty, and Nitti Gritti. Whether it was the household heavy-hitters or blossoming talent, HARD Summer had it all, no matter the genre.
For all those unable to make the trip to Southern California this past July/August, HARD Summer 2021 looked a little something like this: