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HARD Summer Festival 2009 Canceled

By ; August 9, 2009 at 5:16 PM 


What will go down as the worst show in the electronic festivals history, Hard Summer Fest 2009 was abruptly stopped mid-show and eventually canceled due to over-crowding and fire code violations. Fans had been complaining months leading up to the event that the Forum in Los Angeles was a bad place to hold the dance event. These complaints were proven to be true, as fans that eventually made their way into the arena were ushered to the upper seating deck as the GA floor was over crowded. Promoters eventually stopped the show to try to get fans to back up, and get in their seats – but eventually some fans started jumping over the balcony to get to the floor. There are even reports going around that some may have fallen over the balcony. No injuries have been confirmed yet.

Police eventually came in with Riot gear and shut down the show. Things could have turned out much worse, but the show was a complete disaster.


The Promoters issued the following statement on their site:



We were required to shut down Hard Summer at The Forum Saturday night by the Los Angeles County Fire Department. They declared the event a “hazard” after seeing concert-goers jumping from the balcony to the floor. The Inglewood Police Department backed the decision of the Fire Department and assisted in clearing the venue.

While we, the promoters, worked with the authorities to consider other options to continue the concert, ultimately they made the decision to end it. We are happy to report that there were no major injuries.

We are offering refunds to all concert-goers and are deeply disappointed that the fans were not able to see this incredible show come to fruition.


Ticketmaster Sales:

Beginning Monday, August 10th at 10 am, if you purchased your tickets through ticketmaster.com or a Ticketmaster phone center, the credit card you used to purchase the tickets will automatically be credited. If you purchased your ticket through a Ticketmaster outlet, you will need to go to the point of purchase to obtain a refund.

Groovetickets Sales:

If you purchased your tickets online through Groovetickets.com, a refund for the total face value of your order will be automatically applied to the credit card you used. Please allow up to five business days for the credit to appear on your banking statement.

Retail Stores / Venue Box Office:

If you purchased your tickets through any of the retail stores or from the venue box office, you may obtain a refund by mailing your ticket(s) to:

The Forum
3900 West Manchester Blvd
Inglewood, CA 90305
Attn: Hard Refund Department

Please include the mailing address where you would like the refund check mailed to as well as an e-mail address. Include the payee’s full name for check payment or full credit card information. Please allow up to 30 days for your refund to be processed.

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