Top 10 Artists To Catch At HARD Summer 2018


| July 03, 2018

With the sun beaming and the feel-good Los Angeles vibes in full effect, HARD Summer returns to The Speedway in Fontana on August 4th and 5th. While this serves as the first one without Destructo, the festival continues to push forward the biggest tastemakers, artists DJs, producers in both genres of urban and electronic music since it came into fruition 11 years ago.



The two-day event provides a platform for music’s hottest acts to perform a live set for their fans, while serving as inspiration and motivation for all those aspiring to take the stage one day.

To gear up for this year’s all-star lineup, we’ve compiled a list of top 10 artists you must see while parading through the festival grounds!


1. Marshmello


There is no greater name in dance music than this anonymous marshmallow-head DJ. With “Alone” steadily approaching a billion views on YouTube, it’s only right for the 26-year-old to shut down HARD in true Marshmello fashion.



2. Porter Robinson


Porter Robinson is now reinventing himself as Visual Self, which takes listeners on a journey from beginning to end. Come see “Ghost Voices” for yourself!



3. Diplo


Diplo is a HARD veteran. “Welcome To The Party” will undoubtedly have you dancing into the nighttime.



4. Dillon Francis


No one gets the party going harder than Dillon Francis. Prepare to “Get Low” when the whistle blows.



5. Flosstradamus  


Flosstradamus redefines the definition of trap music. Come experience the “Mosh Pit” for yourself.

Check out our recent interview with Flosstradamus HERE!





ToKiMONSTA sees no boundaries in music genres. Come vibe out to this beauty in the “Darkest” hours.



7. Zeds Dead b2b Jauz  


There’s nothing like watching two incredible acts go back to back. This will be a movie.



8. Kill The Snails


Kill The Snails is the super duo comprised of Kill The Noise and Snails. It’s time to rage.



9. Mija  


Mija is here to deliver the most magical blend of EDM and pop you’ve ever heard. “Notice Me” will without a doubt set the mood.



10. Louis The Child


Aside from their incredible remixes, Louis The Child delivers a set filled with dance, love, and pure bliss. Plus, the two just got married at Electric Forest. <3


We are counting down the days until HARD Summer 2018! Get your tickets HERE

Visit iEDM's specially curated HARD SUMMER COLLECTION HERE for inspiration for the top rated rave outfits for this California event! 

about the writer

Shirley Ju

Shirley Ju

Read More...Shirley Ju is a journalist based in Los Angeles. She is the former Editor-At-Large at HipHopDX and currently works at Power 106 FM.

She lives and breathes hip-hop, R&B and EDM, and is literally on top of new music the moment it is released.

If there's a show in LA, you can find her there. Born in the Bay, the hyphy movement is ingrained in her. She also started her own site at, which covers all the dope events in the city!

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