This year Hard Summer made a move and brought its high energy atmosphere out to the desert at the Glen Helen Amphitheater in San Bernardino. This year's festival was everything we have come to expect from Hard Summer in its 10th year, fantastic acts and production and this year even a POOL in the VIP in front of the Harder stage. This year was filled by electric performances by pop/hip-hop performers and DJs alike. Some of the awesome standout performances for the weekend came from Charlie XCX, Ty Dolla $ign, DJ Snake, Justice, Destructo (of course), Bog Blood and certainly Snoop Dogg. With this festival being Gary Richards' (Destructo) last event with Hard there is a lot up in the air. But there was certainly nothing but celebration for him at his set as fans paid tribute. With the uncertainty for the future with Hard, there was an interesting sense of celebration and being-in the moment. No one knows what the future has in store but that wasn't going to stop the fans from enjoying the awesome festival and we certainly hope to be back from a Hard Summer in 2018.
Photos and Text by Jim Donnelley