HARD music festival celebrates Day of the Dead
Published: Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Updated: Monday, November 5, 2012 17:11
In traditional Mexican culture, Dia De Los Muertos is a day for celebrating the dead. Altars are made, food is eaten and colorful candy skulls can be found upon every surface imaginable. But this year, at HARD Haunted Mansions’ Day Of the Dead event, the altars will be switched out for some of the best electronic acts around.
HARD’s Day of the Dead will take place at L.A. State Historic Park in Downtown Los Angeles. This venue will host 28 acts on four separate stages, The Hard Stage, Earstorm, Moombahton Massive and Discotheque.
Artists like Justice, Knife Party, Dillon Francis, Major Lazer and Diplo are expected to provide beats for electronic music fans who didn’t get enough partying from Halloween.
Justice, this year’s headliners, are an electronic duo hailing all the way from France. Their songs like “D.A.N.C.E.” and “Tthhee Ppaarrttyy” caught the attention of artists like N.E.R.D. and MGMT who sought them out to remix their own singles. Fans can catch them on the HARD Stage at the end of the night, joined by their signature cross-shaped logo.
Knife Party is an Australian electro house/dubstep duo who is best known for their remix of Swedish House Mafia’s single “Save the World.” They will be playing on the Earstorm stage where fans can be rattled by bass-heavy dubstep tracks.
Dillon Francis, an accomplished American electronic musician who has worked with Calvin Harris, will be playing Moombahton Massive stage. The robotic sounds from his singles like “I.D.G.A.F.O.S.” will move the audience into an electronic-induced trance.
Major Lazer is a collaborative project between American DJ, producer, rapper and songwriter Diplo and fellow DJ Switch. They will be playing on the Hard stage and Moombathon Massive stage Saturday night. Their upbeat tempo and bizarre mix of electronica and reggae will keep fans dancing.
People that attend this event will have the opportunity to experience the amazing décor and fun atmosphere of the music festival. With Halloween stuck in the middle of the work week, this will be a great way to dress up and celebrate a few days later.
General admission tickets are $85 and V.I.P passes are $135 and are available online. For more information about this event visit harddayofthedead.com.