With the embers of HARD Summer still burning bright in the hearts of this weekend's attendees, the stacked Day of the Dead lineup drops, full of bassy, bumpin goodness. Though there are some solid repeats, new blood comes in the form of all-stars Deadmau5, Nero, Bloody Beetroots, and Calvin Harris. I'd have to say some of the funnest shows of my time would be HARD Haunted Mansion in '08 when Deadmau5 premiered "Ghosts N' Stuff" to a live audience, closely followed by a few of the more intimate Bloody Beetroots performances I've seen over the years.
Tickets go on sale Friday morning at 10AM PST for the November 2nd/3rd festival. Keep this link bookmarked, so you're on top of the game. And, if you need a preview, listen to two of my favorite past mixtapes below while you take a gander at the lineup.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2
SKRILLEX | NERO | BOYS NOIZE | ZEDS DEAD
BLOODY BEETROOTS (LIVE) | MASTERS AT WORK | CIREZ D
MAYA JANE COLES | JACK BEATS | BENOIT & SERGIO | KAVINSKY (LIVE)
JUSTIN MARTIN | GASLAMP KILLER | SOUL CLAP | THE MAGICIAN | OLIVER
LUNICE | NADASTROM | WOLF + LAMB | SALVA | DUSKY | CLAPTONE
BRENMAR | KASTLE | DOORLY | SANFUENTES
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3
DEADMAU5 | CALVIN HARRIS | PRETTY LIGHTS | ERIC PRYDZ
CUT COPY | GIORGIO MORODER FEAT. CHRIS COX | BAAUER b2b RL GRIME
JAMIE JONES | SKREAM | DUKE DUMONT | DESTRUCTO | GTA | TENSNAKE
KILL FRENZY | AMINE EDGE & DANCE | PAPER DIAMOND | TOKIMONSTA
DAVID HEARTBREAK | JACKMASTER | GREEN LANTERN | J. PAUL GETTO
MARIBOU STATE | TOURIST | CARBON AIRWAYS | BLOOD DIAMONDS