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Skrillex, Deadmau5 to headline Hard Day of the Dead

August 07, 2013|By August Brown
  • Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times
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Just days after wrapping up its flagship Hard Summer event, Hard Events announced that dubstep kingpin Skrillex and the EDM wiseacre Deadmau5 will headline its fall festival Hard Day of the Dead.

The fest, now a two-day affair, sports just as much headline muscle as its summer cousin. Nero, Calvin Harris, Eric Prydz, Boys Noize and Pretty Lights are among the immediate undercard; underground-leaning acts include Jamie Jones, Benoit & Sergio, Maya Jane Coles, Tokimonsta, Soul Clap and Wolf + Lamb.

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Of particular note: a rare set from disco progenitor (and Daft Punk muse) Giorgio Moroder. 

The show's Dia de los Muertos theme comes with some unfortunate undertones, however, after a fan died of cardiac distress during last week's Hard Summer festival in Los Angeles. But the fall fest's expansion and star power suggest that Hard Events is using its Live Nation money to quickly expand its stable of big-tent dance shows in L.A. 

The fest hits its traditional location at L.A. State Historic Park on Nov. 2-3, with tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Friday.

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