M.I.A. To Headline HARD NYC + LA


Everyone's favorite twitter activist in support of her home country Sri Lanka, M.I.A. will make be making her 2010 national stage debut at not just one but BOTH HARD festivals in NYC and LA this July! In addition to M.I.A. fellow N.E.E.T. Recording artists Sleigh Bells and Rye Rye will be joining in on the fun, along with Theophilus London, 12th PlanetNinjasonikNguzunguzu and the hardest working man in LA, Destructo. HARD LA & HARD NYC will be the first chance to catch M.I.A. live in support of her upcoming summer release.

On July 17th, HARD will transform the Los Angeles State Historic Park into a huge day-long, two-stage festival. The caravan heads to New York next where HARD has partnered with The Bowery Presents for another two-stage outdoor extravaganza on July 24th at South Island Field on Governors Island

More artists will be announced as the we get closer to both shows. Tickets for both events are available starting Friday, March 26th.

More info on both shows after the jump!



M.I.A. w/ Theophilus London, Rye Rye,12th Planet, Ninjasonik, Nguzunguzu, The Gaslamp Killer, Destructo & more TBA
Los Angeles State Historic Park
4pm - Midnight
All Ages / 21+ Beer Garden


M.I.A. w/ Sleigh Bells, Theophilus London, Skream, Benga, Ninjasonik,12th Planet, Nguzunguzu, Borgore, Destructo & more TBA

South Island Field @ Governors Island
Doors @ 4, Show from 5pm - 1am
All Ages
Ferry fees included!

Both shows will also have shaded rest areas, fast entry, friendly security and tickets starting at $45!
Tickets are available March 26th and can be purchased at Hardfest.comTicketmaster.com   and Bowerypresents.com.  Double up: Specially discounted tickets to August's HARD Summer LA will be available with the purchase of a ticket to HARD LA /M.I.A. - check www.HARDfest.com for details.