It seems that the repercussions of the fatalities from this years HARD Summer are catching up to the festival. The next event at the Fairplex has been cancelled and the HARD Day of the Dead festival capped at 40k attendees and turned into a 21+ event.
From YourEDM below.
Following the deaths of Trucy Nguyen, 18, and Katie Dix, 19, at this year’s HARD Summer music festival, Live Nation has agreed to massive restrictions for its HARD brand in the fall amidst pressure from Los Angeles County’s board of supervisors.
First, the next show scheduled for the Fairplex, HARD’s ‘A Night at Fairplex’ with DVBBS, Valentino Khan, Destructo, AC Slater, Wax Motif and more, has been cancelled.
Second, for HARD’s flagship Halloween festival Day Of The Dead, Live Nation and HARD will “cap attendance at 40,000, bar people under 21 years old, and reduce the hours” of the festival. HARD Summer had 65,000 attendees this year which packed nearly every stage during the headliners performances. With a 15,000 person reduction in attendance, that could spell out nearly two million dollars in losses for HARD.
Furthermore, the hours of this year’s festival were already considerably shorter than last year, with Sunday lasting only ten hours. And with a 21 and up restriction, it’s possible that tickets might not even sell out.