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One of the best ways for music enthusiasts to celebrate Halloween is to attend Live Nation Entertainment’s fall music festival, HARD Day of the Dead. Since its beginning in 2007 as HARD Haunted Mansion, Day... ... read more

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    Los Angeles State Historic Park

    1245 N Spring Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90012

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HARD Day of the Dead Videos

HARD Haunted Mansion 2011 Official Trailer
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HARD Haunted Mansion 2011 Official Trailer 56,061 views
BUSY P - JACK SKELLINGTONING @ HARD HAUNTED MANSION 10.30.10 20,245 views
RUSKO opens his set at HARD Haunted Mansion 2010 11,153 views
Ghosts N Stuff (Hard Intro Version) 6,495,197 views
DIPLO into CROOKERS live at HARD Haunted Mansion 2010 11,886 views
Major Lazer "Pon De Floor" @ Hard Haunted Mansion 2009 6,341 views
Official Video HARD HAUNTED MANSION 2010 posted by HARD Events 21,478 views
GAS LAMP KILLER - SHAKES & QUAKES @ HARD HAUNTED MANSION 20112011 13,767 views

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HARD Day of the Dead - Music Festival | DJ Event in Los Angeles.

One of the best ways for music enthusiasts to celebrate Halloween is to attend Live Nation Entertainment’s fall music festival, HARD Day of the Dead.

Since its beginning in 2007 as HARD Haunted Mansion, Day of the Dead has featured electronic, rock, and alternative music with past performers like Skrillex, Fatboy Slim, Justice, The Knocks, and Laidback Luke.

Each year the festival attracts an eclectic crowd of fans, decked out in costumes and neon colors, eager to be a part of the ultimate dance party that keeps going until 12am.

HARD Day of the Dead is typically held the weekend before or after Halloween at downtown LA’s Historic Park. General admission tickets for HARD Day of the Dead range from $50 to $75 for each day. VIP passes are also available for $125.

HARD Day of the Dead User Comments

Clare H. Sep 9, 2013
When driving to Hard Day of the Dead in 2012, I was not particularly excited that I had to wait in tons of traffic to get to the LA Historic Park because in 2011 it had been at the Shrine, which is close to my house. Moving Hard from the Shrine to LA Historic Park though, ended up making Hard Halloween infinitely times better. Since Hard was moved from a venue to a park, the atmosphere changed from a concert to a music festival. There was tons of room for people to dance at each stage, and you never felt overcrowded like you did at the Shrine. The stages were far enough from each other that one DJ’s set would not be heard at another stage, but the park was not too big that it wasn’t easy to walk from one stage to a stage on the opposite side of the park in less than 10 minutes. It also felt like a festival because there was a Ferris wheel set up close to the main stage. My friends and I really enjoyed Hard because we could be in the crowds, but if we got too overwhelmed, we could go to the back of the crowd and dance. We could also sit at the edge of a stage and still hear the stage without being in the way of people trying to walk. The LA Historic Park is the closest thing to the famous Empire Polo Field where Coachella is held, right in the middle of downtown LA.
Nikki L. Nov 5, 2012
LA Historic State Park is perfect for a festival like this -- one that needs a ton of flat floorspace. The built-in landmarks are great when it's so crowded. I've complained about this venue for FYF Fest, but HARD seems to take full advantage of it. With the outdoor location, they've been able set up carnival rides and great stages. Even the dust-covered ground is covered where people are going to dance (until at FYF). Bandana not even necessary. I'm a huge fan of open air festivals, and at the beginning of the day, it seems like the park was too big for the amount of people there, but it was definitely a circus by 9 p.m. It's great because with the Halloween theme, the hideous outfits people wear don't seem so ridiculous. The 2012 artists were decent. Highlights were Knife Party and Destructo for me. Sabo, an earlier act, was surprisingly really catchy and fun. If they keep having this event at LA Historic, I'll keep coming.

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