HARD EVENTS is kicking off 2013 with several major announcements surrounding their landmark music festivals and events!!! Two of Only The Beat's members were actually in attendance and reported back that Holy Ship was probably the craziest thing they've ever experienced. It's like going to EDC all three days except you never leaving the show...and it's on a cruise ship in the Bahama's...with a private island party...and you get to intermingle with your favorite artists. Everyone on the ship, whether you knew them or not, was you friend and ready to party. I really don't think it can get much better, depending on the line up and what genres of music you're into. For anyone who has the chance to get on Holy ship: DO NOT MISS IT HARD EVENTS, along with partners Cloud 9 Adventures and The Bowery Presents, recently celebrated the successful completion of HOLY SHIP!!, the second annual electronic music cruise, which set sail Friday, January 4, through Monday, January 7, 2013, aboard the glamorous Italian cruise liner MSC Poesia with thousands of fans onboard. HOLY SHIP!! sold out in record time and featured performances from Justice (DJ set), Boys Noize, Knife Party, Major Lazer, Diplo, A-Trak, Skream & Benga and many more. The luxury boat—which launched from Ft. Lauderdale, FL, sailed onto Nassau, Bahamas and stopped on a private island for the second annual HOLY SHIP!! Beach Party!!—featured over 40 of the world’s top DJs and cutting-edge artists in the dance/electronic world performing among multiple venues aboard the MSC Poesia into the late hours at sea. HOLY SHIP!! also featured stages and onboard activities specially curated by the talent, including: KNIFE PARTY PRESENTS EARSTORM, the DIRTYBIRD DISCO, the 80’s PROM NIGHT ANTHEMS party hosted by SKREAM & FRIENDS, the MOOMBAHTON MASSIVE PARTY, the BLUE BEARD’s BOOTY CLUB presented by MAJOR LAZER, as well as the wildly popular THE SECOND ANNUAL GREATEST MAD DECENT SCAVENGER HUNT, GINA TURNER’s YOGA CLASS, THE SECOND ANNUAL DILLON FRANCIS SINGLE-MALT INVITATIONAL mini-golf competition, OLIVER’s “MOVE YOUR BODY” TWISTER faceoff and the 2ND ANNUAL HOLY SHIP!! POKER TOURNAMENT hosted by ZEDD, plus much more.
—Lara Kathleen Kelley, MTV NEWS/MTV.COM (1/7/13)
—Justin Murray, STONEYROADS.COM (1/10/13)
—Mike Abu, MILKMADE.COM (1/8/13)Set to conquer 2013, HARD EVENTS also recently announced the return of HARD SUMMER as a two-day event after expanding last year for the first time in the festival’s 5-year history. Taking place Saturday, August 3,and Sunday, August 4, HARD SUMMER will once again take over the Los Angeles State Historic Park as the largest ticketed music festival in the city of Los Angeles. Pre-sale tickets for HARD SUMMER 2013 will be available Friday, January 25 at www.hardfest.com. Check out the HARD SUMMER 2012 Official Recap video right below! [youtube id="jdfau7b31D0" width="620" height="360"] Prior to HARD SUMMER, HARD EVENTS will once again take over The Grand Central in Miami, FL for the third consecutive year for HARD MIAMI 2013 during Miami Music Week. HARD EVENTS is hosting a two-day fete including HARD MIAMI Presents “The Rump Shaker” Wednesday, March 20 featuring Borgore, RL Grime, Nadastrom, UZ and more, plus HARD MIAMI Thursday, March 21 with Claude VonStroke, Gesaffelstein, Brodinski and more (full lineup below). Advance tickets are available at Groove Tickets.