7 Best Performances of HARD Summer Music Festival


HARD Summer Music Festival celebrates 10 years with performances by DJ Snake, Snoop Dogg, Rae Sremmurd and more

Things were not stacking up well for HARD Summer’s 10-year-anniversary festival in San Bernardino County, Calif. The organizers inexplicably changed the location of the festival one month prior to the event from the Auto Club Speedway of California to Glen Helen Amphitheater. Gary Richards—the founder of HARD who also DJs as Destructo—announced his departure from the brand. And drug overdoes at previous HARD Summer fests had local police, the organizers and attendees (and their parents) on edge.

Despite the uncertainty, what went down last weekend recalled the early years of Coachella, with fields of freshly cut grass, more play areas than you could discover in a weekend, performances so captivating that you stayed put instead of rushing to the next stage and more than 80,000 festival-goers who had the honor of attending the last, real HARD Summer. What follows are the top performances from artists such as Snoop Dog, DJ Snake, Rae Sremmurd, Tchami, What So Not and more.

7. Rae Sremmurd


6. A-Trak


5. Tchami


4. DJ Snake


3. Dog Blood


2. What So Not


1. Snoop Dogg