PICTURE THIS: HARD Summer Music Festival LA 2012

August 06. 2012 | By Frank Starke

HARD Summer Music Festival LA 2012

HARD Summer the two day EDM (that’s electronic-dance music for those not in-the-know) festival in downtown Los Angeles State Historic Park is not normally where you would expect to find The Owl Mag, but this year’s fest featured some of our favorites; Bloc Party, Miike Snow, and a DJ set by James Murphy (LCD Sound System) so of course we had to make an appearance. HARD also included well-known EDM artists Boys Noize, A-Trak, and Datsik, which have all previously played Coachella, that we were looking forward to seeing again.

Miike Snow @ HARD Summer Music Festival LA 2012

It will come as no surprise we think Miike Snow dominated the HARD Stage but catching familiar EDM artists and some we have never seen like Gesaffelstein, Squarepusher, and Bloody Beetroots all in one weekend made the festival one mighty Mars touchdown for us in the nest. At one point we even snuck out during James Murphy’s set to watch Skirillex blow shit up, but quickly returned to watch Murphy spin nothing but vinyl and communicate with the crowd via a scrolling LED system–badass.

Datsik @ HARD Summer Music Festival LA 2012

Datsik

Dillon Francis @ HARD Summer Music Festival LA 2012

Dillon Francis

Chromeo @ HARD Summer Music Festival LA 2012

Chromeo

Fake Blood @ HARD Summer Music Festival LA 2012

Fake Blood

Gesaffelstein @ HARD Summer Music Festival LA 2012

Gasaffelstein

Skrillex @ HARD Summer Music Festival LA 2012

Skrillex

Squarepusher @ HARD Summer Music Festival LA 2012

Squarepusher

Zedd @ HARD Summer Music Festival LA 2012

Zedd

A-Trak @ HARD Summer Music Festival LA 2012

A-Trak

Boys Noize @ HARD Summer Music Festival LA 2012

Boys Noize

Bloc Party @ HARD Summer Music Festival LA 2012

Bloc Party

Bloc Party @ HARD Summer Music Festival LA 2012

Bloc Party

Bloc Party @ HARD Summer Music Festival LA 2012

Bloc Party

Miike Snow @ HARD Summer Music Festival LA 2012

Miike Snow

Miike Snow @ HARD Summer Music Festival LA 2012

Miike Snow

Miike Snow @ HARD Summer Music Festival LA 2012

Miike Snow

James Murphy @ HARD Summer Music Festival LA 2012

James Murphy

James Murphy @ HARD Summer Music Festival LA 2012

James Murphy

James Murphy @ HARD Summer Music Festival LA 2012

James Murphy

Relive the magic in this HARD SUMMER 2012 Official Recap Video:

For more badass photos of HARD Summer Music Festival LA 2012 click here.

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