LA's Hard Summer announces 2012 lineup

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Adding to the torturous, ever-growing list of enviable 2012 US festival lineups is Hard Summer, which recently announced the bill for its third year. The Los Angeles festival has the divisive Skrillex leading the charge, backed up by the likes of Boys Noize, Nero, Squarepusher and Magnetic Man.

Also set to attend is Australian talent Nick Thayer, who’ll be joining rank with esteemed internationals James Murpy, Datsik, and Stereosonic player Gesaffelstein. If the lineup is looking bigger than last year, that’s because Hard Summer has expanded to a two-day event for the first time in 2012. The festival kicks off on August 3, and tickets start from a very-reasonable USD$119 (AUD$117). Oh, to be American.

Hard Summer 2012 lineup

Skrillex
Bloc Party
Miike Snow (live)
Boys Noize
Bloody Beetroots (DJ set)
Nero (live)
Squarepusher
A-Trak
Chromeo (DJ set)
Magnetic Man
James Murphy
Little Dragon
Erol Alkan
Datsik
Bootsy Collins & the Funk Unity Band
Fake Blood
12th Planet
Dillon Francis
Zedd
Gesaffelstein (live)
Brodinski
Claude Von Stroke
Buraka Som Sistema
Breakbot
Araabmuzik
Justin Martin
Joey Beltram
Craze
Gaslamp Killer
Destructo
Trolley Snatcha
Surkin
Alex Metric
John Talabot
Birdy Nam Nam
Danny Brown
Action Bronson
Riton
Oliver
Zombie Disco Squad
Alvin Risk
DJ Antention
Jokers of the Scene
Light Year
Kill Frenzy
Smims & Belle
Nick Catchdubs
Jim E Stack
Mr. Mutha … Exquire
Brenmar
Lunice
Baio
Nick Thayer
Sound Pellegrino Thermal Team