Summer 2016's 30 Must-See Music Festivals

From Newport Jazz Festival to Electric Daisy Carnival and beyond

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Hard Summer

When: July 30th-31st

Where: Fontana, California

Why Go: Hard cordially invites you to a world where dubstep never died, trap's still hot and "tropical house" is someplace where L.A.'s one-percent go to escape the stressful Beverly Hills lifestyle. On the last weekend of July, Angelenos can head east to rage and rave on the lawn of the Auto Club Speedway. Here, rap isn't just source material for EDM to co-opt and repackage but a neighboring zone on a shared continuum. Ice Cube and Major Lazer headline a lineup that includes Travis Scott, Boys Noize, Dizzee Rascal, Felix Da Housecat, Kaytranada, Flosstradamus and DJ Khaled, whose Snapchat will likely provide the definitive festival commentary.

Must-See Acts: Ice Cube, Major Lazer, Pretty Lights, Dillon Francis, Dizzee Rascal, Lil Uzi Vert

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