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Your All-Access Guide to Hard Summer 2019

Hard Summer is the premier EDM & hip-hop music festival in SoCal, pulling over 80,000 attendees. The event this year is August 3rd and 4th, featuring headliners such as Kid Cudi, Major Lazer, Dillon Francis, and Zhu b2b Tchami. 

Hard Summer 2019 Lineup

Who To Look Out For

This lineup is stacked with lunchbox team favorites, from Claude VonStroke to Justin Martin to Anna Lunoe. More must sees include Excision b2b NGHTMRE, Alison Wonderland, Dom Dolla, and Moon Boots. 

    What Should I Have That I Might Not Think To Bring?

    1. EARPLUGS: Noice induced hearing loss is a serious issue at music festivals. Protect your hearing without compromising the music with a high fidelity pair. 
    2. PASHMINA: While it can be hot during the day, nights can cool down. Don't be caught unprepared and bring our favorite festival accessory!
    3. EXTERNAL BATTERY: Stay powered through 10+ hour days with a fully charged external battery and charging cables. Bonus points if you have a bag that can run a charging cable from the bag to your phone! 


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    According to Hard Summer's website, you're allowed to bring  "small bags, single-compartment backpacks, plush backpacks, and purses (maximum 12“x12“)" into the venue. 

    While this means you won't be able to bring backpacks with multiple pockets, your bag won't need to be clear like at some festivals.  In addition to bags, hard summer will allow "hydration packs with no more than two main compartments and one smaller compartment." Hydration packs must be empty upon entry, and contain no more than one main and one small pocket in addition to the bladder compartment. 

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Q: Does HARD Summer allow re-entry?  
    A:  HARD Summer does not allow re-entry during the day.
    Q:  Is security strict? 
    A:  In previous years HARD Summer’s security has been quite strict, so we recommend making smart decisions when it comes to festival security.
    Q:  Is theft a problem at HARD Summer? 
    A:  Like at most festivals in the U.S. and around the world, theft is an issue at HARD Summer. Most of the people are amazing, but a few bad eggs can quickly ruin your festival experience, Make sure to protect yourself and your valuables by investing in an anti-theft hydration pack like lunchbox!
    Q:  What time should I arrive? 
    A:  We recommend arriving to HARD Summer early, as festival lines can be very long later in the day. However, the earlier you arrive the hotter it will be so prepare for some wicked heat!
    Q: Can I rideshare to the event? 
    A: Yes! Hard Summer has a special Uber Zone at Gate 7 (13296 San Bernardino Ave). Other taxis and ride share drop-off/pickups will be at GATE 5/6 (off Etiwanda Ave). 
    Q: What time is the event each day? 
    A: Festival grounds are open from 1pm-11pm.
    Q: Does Hard Summer have an age limit? 
    A: Yes, you must be 18+ to attend the event and 21+ to consume alcohol or go VIP. 
    Q: My question wasn't answered here, what should I do? 
    A: For more information, head over to the Hard Summer website at 

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