HARD Summer is going hard this summer with James Murphy

HARD Summer is a great way to get your kicks with some high energy sets from top notch bands, DJs, and rappers. This year the fest looks to one up its game, especially after its mess up with M.I.A.‘s mysterious cancellation in 2010 which still has a bad taste in our mouths two years later. The headlining act this year seems to be the not-so-reclusive James Murphy. Mastermind of the now defunct LCD Soundsystem, Murphy will be returning to the stage to do…well I don’t know, but I doubt it’s a solo acoustic performance.

The festival will also host the return of Bloc Party, who will be giving another go with their Gang of Four style stage dynamics after a three year absence. MC extraordinaire AraabMuzik will also be in tow along with rappers Danny Brown, Action Bronson, and Mr. Muthafuckin eXquire. Other big names in the electronic DJ camp include Skrillex, John Talabot, and Squarepusher, with additional DJ sets by Chromeo and Miike Snow.

Check out this trailer for HARD Summer for your official pump up fix.