After two 18 and 19-year-old fans died of drug-related causes at this year’s HARD Summer festival in Pomona, organisers Live Nation made the baffling decision to block all media from covering the next event, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Now, HARD Events has announced that it will in fact offer accreditation to certain publications, making the following statement:
"Due to interest and demand from media to cover the artists and performers at Hard, the organizers have revised their policy to now offer credentials to qualifying media."
But with HARD Day of the Dead festival approaching this weekend, it might be a little on the late side to start organising press passes… Still, there’s always the many smartphones, Go-Pros and personal cameras that’ll no doubt document the event in full.
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