Miami, the USA
HARD is not only known for throwing killer dance music events, but also for being one of the only EDM promoters that consistently focuses on up-and-coming talent in addition to the big name headliners.
It was no secret going into HARD’s Day Of The Dead festival that things would be a little different this year.
Following a pair of drug-related deaths at the event’s summer incarnation, the county and venue enacted an unusually heavy set of rules on the promoter including cut capacity, beefed-up security, and an age limit, preventing those under 21 from attending. As if that wasn’t enough, the fest worked with a reported 184 police officers and dozens of medical staff alongside at least three on-site emergency physicians to ensure things ran smoothly, and believe us, they did.
The presentation of the lineup details seems perhaps a bit too similar in its organization to previous years’ flyers to be an actual leak, and it’s only out slightly before the time that last year’s announcement was made. Nonetheless, with an eclectic collection of names that includes the likes of Skrillex, Amon Tobin, Get Real and Tuskegee, HARD Day of the Dead promises an occasion not to be missed. Look over the lineup “leak” below and let us tell us whether you plan to make it out to the event in the comments section.