Hangout Music Festival
|Location(s)||101 East Beach Boulevard
Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA
|Founded by||A.J. Niland, Shaul Zislin|
|Genre||Indie rock, Jam bands, Reggae, Rock, Electronica, Funk, R&B, Blues Rock, Alternative|
The Hangout Music Festival, styled as the Hangout Music Fest, is an annual three day music festival in Gulf Shores, Alabama. It is the first major music festival held on the beach in the city.
The festival was attended by 13,000–15,000 people per day in 2010. Attendance in 2011 had to be capped at 35,000 per day, an unprecedented number for the second year of a music festival in the region, due to safety concerns. The 2011 event was estimated to have generated approximately $30 million for the Gulf Shores area economy. Advance tickets for the 2012 event, which continues to be capped at 35,000 attendees per day, sold out within one hour. General admission tickets sold out on February 21, 2012, almost three months prior to the event.
The inaugural Hangout Beach Festival was held on May 14–16, 2010. It featured performances by Trey Anastasio, the Zac Brown Band, John Legend, The Roots, Ben Harper and Relentless7, The Black Crowes, Alison Kraus and Union Station, Gov’t Mule, Ray Lamontagne, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Matisyahu, Pnuma Trio and Girl Talk.
The 2011 festival took place on May 20–22, 2011. The performers included Widespread Panic, My Morning Jacket, STS9, Bassnectar, Warren Haynes, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Umphrey's McGee, Brandi Carlile, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Soja, Railroad Earth, Beats Antique, Easy Star All-Stars, Greensky Bluegrass, Kristy Lee, Cas Haley, Foo Fighters, The Flaming Lips, The Avett Brothers, Big Gigantic, Motorhead, Cee-Lo Green, Primus, Pretty Lights, Slightly Stoopid, Medeski, Martin and Wood, Xavier Rudd, Minus the Bear, Dead Confederate, Mariachi El Bronx, Civil Twilight, Rival Sons, Paul Simon, The Black Keys, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Girl Talk, Ween, Matisyahu, Drive-By Truckers, Amos Lee, JJ Grey & MOFRO, Old Crow Medicine Show, Keller Williams, Galactic, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Portugal. The Man, Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights, and Truth & Salvage Co.
The 2012 festival took place May 18–20, 2012. The three main headliners were announced to be Jack White, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Dave Matthews Band. Other scheduled performers include: Alabama Shakes, Skrillex, The String Cheese Incident, Wilco, Paul Oakenfold, Archnemesis, The Flaming Lips, Chris Cornell, STS9, Dispatch, Gogol Bordello, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Mac Miller, Flogging Molly, Coheed and Cambria, G. Love and Special Sauce, Randy Newman, Young The Giant, Dr. Dog, Cage The Elephant, M. Ward, Yelawolf, Switchfoot, Julian Marley, Zeds Dead, Mavis Staples, Shpongle, Gary Clark Jr., Rebelution, Allan Stone, Big Freedia, Steve Winwood, The Devil Makes Three, Paper Diamond, Futurebirds, Tribal Seeds, Hey Rosetta!, Sleeper Agent, The Lumineers, and Jamie Bergeron and the Kickin' Cajuns
The 2013 festival is scheduled for May 17–19, 2013. Additional performers were announced March 6, 2013. Headline Acts include: Kings of Leon (Friday Headliner Act),Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (Saturday Headliner Act), and Stevie Wonder (Sunday Headliner Act). Other Acts include: Trey Anastasio Band, The Shins, Bassnectar, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Kendrick Lamar, The Black Crowes, Slightly Stoopid, The Roots, Afrojack, Big Gigantic, Ra Ra Riot, Holy Ghost!, Baauer, The Wild Feathers Big Gigantic, Steve Aoki, Passion Pit, Ellie Goulding, Imagine Dragons, Bloc Party, Gov't Mule, Jim James, Porter Robinson, Public Enemy, Moe, Galactic, Dirty Projectors, Grouplove, Toots and the Maytals, Lissie, The Breeders, Best Coast, Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit, Twin Sister, Ryan Bingham, The Sheepdogs, Shovels & Rope, Moon Taxi, The Revivalists, Zion I, Lance Herbstrong, Anders Osborne, Twenty One Pilots, Delta Rae, Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers, The Bright Light Social Hour, The Werks, The Tontons, Brassft Punk, The Kingston Springs, The Mowgli's, Down Level, Chancelor Warhol, Lufia and the Sun, The Weeks, Space Capone, Wild Cub, and Colin Lake.
See also 
Media related to Hangout Music Festival at Wikimedia Commons
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- Amy Bickers. "Hangout Music Festival". Southern Living. Time Inc. Lifestyle Group. Retrieved July 20, 2011.
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- Mobile Tribune reporter (February 5, 2011). "Gulf Shores, Alabama Hangout Music Festival to Include Paul Simon,Widespread Panic, The Black". Mobile Tribune. Retrieved July 20, 2011.
- Libby Amos (May 13, 2011). "Gulf Shores preps for music festival". Fox 10 (WALA-TV). Retrieved July 20, 2011.
- Lawrence F. Specker (May 20, 2011). "Hangout Music Festival, Day 1: Beautiful weather, beautiful venue, epic performances (photos, video)". Press-Register. Retrieved July 20, 2011.
- Hilary Cadigan (July 19, 2011). "Hangout Fest: Perfection on the Beach". Lumino Magazine. Retrieved July 20, 2011.
- Associated Press (June 27, 2011). "Hangout Festival brings millions of dollars to coast". Montgomery Advertiser. Archived from the original on July 20, 2011. Retrieved July 20, 2011.
- Matt Cuthbert (February 10, 2012). "Hangout Music Festival advance tickets sell out in first hour; regular-priced tickets remain". AL.com. Retrieved May 11, 2012.
- Dennis Pillion (February 21, 2012). "Hangout Music Fest general admission sells out, some VIP tickets remain". AL.com. Retrieved May 11, 2012.
- "Hangout Lineup 2012". Hangout Music Festival. Retrieved May 11, 2012.
- Bahareh Mirian (June 28, 2011). "Hanging out at Hangout Music Festival". College News. Boston Hannah International and College News. Retrieved July 20, 2011.