As the festival circuit and the weather start to warm up, west coast festival goers know it’s getting close to HARD season. The LA-based electronic events giant has announced the official lineup for their sixth annual Red Rocks event slated this year for August 2 featuring a headlining performances by DJ Snake, Virtual Self, Mija, GG Magree, and Hekler. HARD generally offers their Red Rocks lineup as a primer ahead of their flagship summer event billing, usually around the time of Coachella. If this year’s Red Rocks talent roster is any indication, expect HARD to deliver another top-notch lineup later this month.
Roping together a well-rounded bill of exciting electronic talents, HARD comes through with a characteristically bold lineup ahead of their return to Morrison, Colorado. With Porter Robinson returning to HARD Red Rocks and longtime friends of the brand in DJ Snake and Mija topping the bill, expect this year’s event to exceed the hype.
On Nov. 21, Canadian producer REZZ built excitement throughout the day leading up to her Denver show with a series of tweets, leaving her followers curious what sort of announcement could be coming during the show.
I have a rly huge announcement in Denver tonight wen I’m on stage
Serving as the final performance of an unprecedentedly impressive year, Eric Prydz’s New Year’s Eve slot at Colorado’s Decadence Festival was handily one of the most anticipated sets of the event. Even without the pomp and frills of his legendary EPIC 4.0 LED fortress, concertgoers were well aware that the pioneering performer would put on an inimitable spectacle of a performance to conclude 2016 on a transcendent note.
By all accounts, the master did not disappoint.
Perhaps the most exciting footage available from his performance thus far sees Prydz treat Decadence attendees to his private edit of U2’s “New Year’s Day” – a fitting choice for the NYE festival. Connoisseurs of the Swedish artist on his dedicated sub-reddit assert that Prydz premiered the edit in 2014, but it has since been rarely included in sets thereafter. Watch his scintillating rendition of U2’s hit above, which begins as a minimally tweaked version of the original track before climaxing phenomenally right around the four-minute mark.
New Year’s Eve is only three months away, and as a result, promoters have already begun finalizing their events for the big day. Colorado’s Decadence festival is one such example, and the brand has announced a fairly heavy lineup thus far for their cross into 2017.
This year, headliners come from various sides of the electronic spectrum — everyone from Eric Prydz to pop-crossover darlings The Chainsmokers. On the bass-led tip, Bassnectar, Flume, and Marshmello will perform, as well as a special back-to-back from RLGrime and Baauer. Finally, there’s Tiësto, Disclosure, Phantoms, KASBOS, ZedsDead, Snails, Griz, BigWild, KeysnKrates, and BobMoses.