Day of the Dead Music Festival Schedule
The Day of the Dead Music Festival is a yearly music festival that takes
place in Los Angeles, California. It involves some of the most recognizable names in electronic music across the globe. The
festival takes place when many celebrations for the Day of the Dead (also known as Dia de Los Muertos) take place. The stages
are set within a park to provide a stunning view of the mountains and well-known skyline of Los Angeles. It is an incredible
experience that is not one to miss. The 2014 festival takes place Saturday 1 November and Sunday 2 November and has a different
lineup each day.
About Day of the Dead Music Festival
The Day of the Dead festival is run by HARD, which
puts on various festivals throughout the year. HARD was founded by Gary Richards in 2007. The festival group initial started
by holding an even event in downtown Los Angeles with the following acts: Justice, Peaches and 2 Live Crew. As time moved
on and the festival was successful, HARD started to grow its festivals to annual Summer Music Festivals and a Haunted Mansion.
It has become an important part of the music scene and festival outlets, which is indicative by fans calling it "HARDfest"
as a seemingly cute term of endearment. HARD keeps continued to grow and added the Day of the Dead Music Festival, as well
as smaller events like HARD 13, Turkey Soup and the Holy Ship!. The Holy Ship! is a tad different that its other festivals
as it is aboard a ship on which electronic music is played during a cruise.
Day of the Dead Music Festival Breakthrough
the festival continued to become successful and expand its repertoire of events, Live Nation Entertainment acquired HARD in
2012. This acquisition was a clear indication that the Day of the Dead Music Festival broke out. Each year the lineup continues
to out do the following year. The 2014 lineup includes an impressive group of talent.
On Saturday, the lineup includes
the following: Knife Party, Pretty Lights (Live), DIPLO, Deadmau5, B2B, Eric Prydz, Gesaffelstein, Jamie Jones, Ty Dolla $ign,
GTA, Alunageorge, Seven Lions, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (DJ Set), Zhu, Odesza, Gaslamp Killer, James Lavelle, Araabmuzik,
Jimmy Edgar, Huxley, Danny Daze, Loudpvck, Motez, Giraffage, Moody Good, Snails, Luminox, DJ Reflex, Klangkarussell (Live),
Wax Motif, Snakehips, Jeremy Olander, Yogi, Swearter Beats, Cory Enemy, Anna Lunoe, Alesia, Sirus Hood, Thee Cool Cats, Earstrip
& Torha, Just a Gent, London Future, Ambassadeurs, Jacob Plant, Eekkoo, and more.
The Sunday lineup is just as impressive
as Saturday's and includes the following: Calvin Harris, Zedd Bassnectar, Zeds Dead, Ri Grime, Claude Vonstroke, Borgore,
Big Gigantic, Tchami, Justin Martin, Destructo, Eats Everything, Cashmere Cat, TJR, Cajmere, Pete Tong, Galantis, Rustie,
Benoit & Sergio, Booka Shade (Live), Audion (Live), Route 94, Catz 'N Dogz, Shiba San, Branchez, Aeroplane, Thomas Jack,
J. Phlip, Congorock, Felix Cartal, Valentino Khan, Kill Frenzy, Sophie, Botnek, Curses, Ape Drums, Burns, Djemba Djemba, Tommy
Kruise. Lxury, Kaz James, Brazzabelle, Shift K3y, DJ EZ, Etnik, Cut Snake, Nina Las Vegas, Christian Martin, Wedidit Dj Team,
Disco Fries and Cam'ron.
Day of the Dead Music Festival Trivia
The New York Times Blog wrote about the
rise in putting money towards electronic music and festivals like Day of the Dead Music Festival. The blog used the acquisition
of Hard Events by Live Nation Entertainment as an example. The details of the financial exchange of the acquisition were not
disclosed, but it is clear that there is a plan to continuing growing and expanding into new markets. Neil Moffit, who was
critical of this merger explained to the New York Times his thoughts, " If their objective is to create a second generation
of electronic music, where they're well-funded and have great infrastructure, and the music has a great future, then I'm all
for it," he said. "But if the intent is to sweep up an untapped part of the music industry, take it to the stock market, and
everybody cashes out and watches it dissipate, that would be very disappointing." In spite of the concern that there is an
attempt to franchise electronic music and events like Day of the Dead Music Festival, the festival is hugely popular with
fans. According to Gary Richards, "The reason I'm different from other festivals is that I bring the new thing, develop it
and bring it to the masses. This will only be able to help, because now instead of just L.A. and New York, I will be able
to do this in South Africa, South America. It's only a good thing."
Day of the Dead Music Festival Experience
Day of the Dead Music Festival is exactly the kind of experience one would expect from the HARD music festival and events.
The festival has a wide range of food options available that include both vegan and vegetarian options, so concerns about
ones appetite for music, a good time and sustenance are all covered. Don't miss out on getting your tickets for Day of the
Dead Music Festival now.