Words and photography by Jina Kim
Summer just got a little hotter this year for LA and the Inland Empire with HARD Summer 2022.
HARD Summer initially started in 2007 under the helm of Gary Richards, aka Destructo, until Insomniac joined the party in 2013 and officially took over the festival after Richard’s departure in 2017. A refreshing blend of all things EDM from the epic and imaginative world of Porter Robinson to the experimental and innovative sounds of Moore Kismet, HARD 2022 catered to all fans of the genre and did not disappoint. The diversity of the lineup stayed true to the fest’s heterogeneity with house acts such as Valentino Khan, Will Clarke, Justin Martin, and SIDEPIECE bringing non-stop vibes, Dubstep acts like NGHTMRE, Zeds Dead B2B Subtronics, and SVDDEN DEATH B2B Marauda offering up high energy filth to break your neck to, and notable synth pop names such as Porter Robinson, Madeon, Jai Wolf, and K?d transporting you to utopian worlds of your wildest dreams.
The festival didn’t stop there and brought the likes of huge mainstream acts like Megan Thee Stallion and Lil Uzi Vert to top off the festivities. Insomniac continues to take things to the next level each year to create an unforgettable experience even for the most inebriated of ravers!