The LA Times is reporting that HARD L.A. M.I.A., which was set at downtown's Los
Angeles State Historic Park has been cancelled “due to security
Die Antwoord, Flying Lotus, Sleigh Bells and more were scheduled to perform. Apparently, new security issues have come up after a 15-year-old died of drug-related causes at Electric Daisy Carnival last
Oddly enough, the Aug. 7 Hard
event, which is going to be held at the same park, is still scheduled to
go on. The LA Times had previously
reported that the July 17 ticket sales were “slow,” but the show
cancellation was also linked to the “new scrutiny and logistics
demanded of large-scale electronic music concerts in Los Angeles” after
the Electric Daisy fiasco. Last week, the Los Angeles County Board
of Supervisors voted to establish a task force to examine and
“enhance rave safety.”
The HARD Web site has this:
LOS ANGELES —
HARD LA M.I.A. this Saturday July 17th has been cancelled, but
not due to the lack of support or the full approval from the personnel
at the City of Los Angeles and California State Parks who have signed
off on our comprehensive security plan. We have decided to instead
produce one massive event on August 7th at the same amazing location,
the Los Angeles State Historic Park in Downtown Los Angeles.
We continue to work closely with LAFD, LAPD, City of Los Angeles, and
California State Parks who continue to support all HARD events and have
approved our plan to operate the HARD SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL
at the Los Angeles State Historic Park on August 7th 2010 featuring
Soulwax, Crystal Castles, Major Lazer, Erol Alkan, Diplo, Digitalism and
Tickets for HARD LA are automatically valid for the HARD SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL.
HARD will offer refund options July 13th via HARDFEST.com
HARD NYC M.I.A. in New
York July 24 at Governors Island also continues as scheduled.
In lieu of the cancelled MIA show, HARD is producing an event this
Saturday night with DIE ANTWOORD, Destructo, and Borgore to take place
at the El Rey Theater.
For Ticketing information visit HARDFEST.com