Live Nation cancels HARD’s A Night at Fairplex and downscales HARD Day of the Dead
After two women passed away at HARD Summer, the city of Los Angeles threatened to place an interim ban to cancel all forthcoming electronic concerts. HARD’s Day of the Dead, the premier Halloween dance music event in the area, was placed in a precarious situation, but it seems as though Live Nation and HARD have managed to keep the popular DotD event in tact by sacrificing others.
HARD’s newly announced event which was unveiled in July called A Night at Fairplex was slated to have headliners DVBBS, Juicy J and many more take over two stages for the one night show in September. Originally meant as a tandem event with the LA County Fair, it seems as though fairgoers will have to party on without HARD presence. The event has been cancelled by Live Nation in lieu of the incident at HARD Summer as well as their teetering position with the LA county officials.
Live Nation has also agreed to implement mandatory new safety measure for all forthcoming events including cooling stations, free water, and increased presence and accessibility to security and medical facilities. Additionally, HARD Day of the Dead has been scaled back dramatically in effort to avoid any potential tragedy; per day, the event has reduced the count of attendees from 65,000 people to only 40,000 people per day. Previously, HARD has already announced a newly introduced 21+ age limitation for Day of the Dead as well.