To Be Hosted at Brand New Venue Combination of Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Exposition Park, and BMO Stadium in Downtown Los Angeles
Celebrating the 15th Edition of HARD Summer from August 5th-6th.
Two-Day Passes On-Sale February 3rd at 10am PT at hardsummer.com
Today, HARD Events has announced the grand return of HARD Summer Music Festival to the
City of Angels for the first time in ten years. Taking place in Downtown Los Angeles from August
5th-6th, the milestone fifteenth edition of HARD Summer will utilize a brand new venue
combination with various stages spread out across the campuses of the historic Los Angeles
Memorial Coliseum, Exposition Park, and BMO Stadium.
Since its debut edition in 2008, HARD Summer has become a staple of the Southern California
festival scene with its return to LA showcasing the evolution of the festival in an entirely new
setting. As a part of the iconic LA Coliseum’s centennial anniversary celebration, the 2023
edition will provide attendees with a brand new take on the multi-genre HARD Summer
“We are thrilled to host HARD Summer’s return to Los Angeles as part of our centennial
anniversary celebration,” said Joe Furin, General Manager of the LA Coliseum. “As home to the
most iconic events in the world, this festival is an exciting addition to our 100-year history.”
HSMF’s new home will offer a fully immersive footprint for fans of many genres and styles to
explore. Admirers of dance music’s biggest mainstage acts can hold it down at the HARD Stage
at the Green Lot on the south side of BMO Stadium, while followers of more esoteric strains of
house and techno can see their favorite global icons on the Pink Stage at Christmas Tree Lane
Park. Multi-genre curation will triumph on the HARDER Stage on the South Lawn, where
mind-blowing headlining performances from the industry’s foremost titans have become
commonplace. Bass music devotées can ride the rail at the festival’s Green Stage inside the LA
Memorial Coliseum, while a spotlight will continue to be shined on live acts and new subgenres
du jour at the Purple Stage inside BMO stadium.
HARD Summer continues to invest in creating a comfortable experience for attendees, with this
never-before-used venue complex providing the perfect canvas to expand this mission. Fans
can hop on the LA Metro for an easy journey to and from the event, or taste some of the city’s
most celebrated food vendors at the foot of the Coliseum Torch.
HARD Summer will also be hosting a series of official afterparties at premiere venues around
Los Angeles, offering a true city-side takeover. More afterparty details will be announced closer
to the festival.
Two-day festival passes will be available for purchase on February 3rd at 10am PT through the
official website for HARD Summer. To celebrate the festival’s return to the 213 area code, fans
can also secure passes with a $2.13 deposit on February 3rd for one day only.
More information will be announced regarding the lineup for the 2023 edition of HARD Summer,
along with additional festival details in the forthcoming months. Stay tuned for more info.
ABOUT THE LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL COLISEUM
The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, a living memorial to all who served in the U.S. Armed
Forces during World War I, has been a civic treasure for generations of Angelenos. Located in
the Exposition Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, CA, the Coliseum is a 77,500 capacity
multi-purpose stadium which opened in 1923. Home to the USC Trojans, the legendary stadium
has been named as one of the nation’s 40 best stadiums to experience college football by
Sporting News, and ranked USC football at the Coliseum as the nation’s No. 3 stadium
experience by StadiumJourney.com. Following a recent renovation in 2019, the stadium is now
home to a newly added seven-story suite and press tower which includes luxurious suites, loge
boxes, club seats, a new press box, and the rooftop 1923 Club with a 360-degree view of the
Los Angeles basin; along with several upgrades including new seating, updated technology and
concession stands, additional food options for guests, and much more.
The legacy of events and individuals hosted in nine-plus-decades reads like no other, including
the only venue to host two Opening and Closing Ceremonies, and the Track and Field
Competition for the Summer Olympics (Xth Olympiad in 1932, XXIIIrd Olympiad in 1984) and
soon a third (XXXIVth Olympiad in 2028); home to college football’s USC Trojans since 1923
and the UCLA Bruins (1928-1981); professional football’s Los Angeles Rams (1946-1979 and
2016-2019); appearances by U.S. Presidents Franklin D Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower, John F.
Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, and Ronald Reagan; and international dignitaries
such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Cesar Chavez, Pope John Paul II, the Dalai Lama, and Nelson
Mandela, to name a few. Additionally, the Coliseum, designated a National Historic monument in
1984, has hosted some of the greatest acts in entertainment, including Bruce Springsteen, The
Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Prince, and many more. For more information please visit
Allied Global Marketing (for Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum)