People of HARD Fest at Red Rocks

In its first year at Red Rocks, HARD Fest brought a boombastic explosion of the biggest names in bass and trap music. Festival founder and curator, Gary Richards, performing under his veteran moniker Destructo, kicked off a stellar bill that included the snare-loving Flosstradamus, Disclosure, who dropped one of the hottest albums of the year, Diplo, who needs no introduction, and Knife Party. Photos by Eric Gruneisen for Westword