HARD Summer founder Gary Richards, who is also known by the stage name Destructo, has called out EDC/Insomniac head Pasquale Rotella for blocking artists from playing his festival.
Artists are reportedly contractually blocked from playing HARD Summer if they are on the bill for EDC Las Vegas, with what is known as a ‘radius clause’.
Richards addressed the issues on Twitter earlier this week, in response to a tweet from DJ Mila, who expressed her frustration with not being able to play HARD Summer, claiming she just wanted to “play music with all my friends.”
You can see Richards’ response at the bottom of the page.
Skrillex and Boys Noize are also set to reunite under their hugely popular Dog Blood moniker for the next edition of HARD Summer 2017, which will be celebrating its 10 anniversary this summer.
Anyone who is blocked from playing HARD summer this year and still wants to play come & jump on my set. Everyone is welcome !!! No bullshit— Captain D (@DestructoHARD) April 25, 2017
@hi_mija The politix of dancing.Just so everyone knows I never block artists from playing shows. Take a guess who does that? Just come & b2b with me.— Captain D (@DestructoHARD) April 25, 2017
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