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Livestream Hangout Festival 2015 Here

As someone who has been to Gulf Shores, Alabama’s Hangout Music Festival, let me assure you that it’s hard to beat seeing some of your favorite bands while standing barefoot on the beach, sipping your refreshing beverage of choice. If you don’t have the privilege of attending this year, well, at least you can live… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 15, 2015 - 1:12 pm

Hangout Festival Adds Sam Smith, Joey Bada$$, Sylvan Esso, Tove Lo & More

Alabama’s beachfront Hangout Festival would probably be a good time even if the bands were terrible — it’s a music festival on the beach — but the lineup is usually solid too, and this year’s fest is no exception. We already knew Foo Fighters, Beck, Future Islands, Father John Misty, Skrillex, Spoon, TV On The… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 11, 2015 - 8:00 am

Hangout Festival 2015 Lineup

Hangout has unveiled the lineup for the sixth iteration of the Alabama-based music festival. Acts at the top of the bill include Foo Fighters, the Zac Brown Band, Beck, Skrillex, My Morning Jacket, Foster The People, Paramore, Spoon, Umphrey’s McGee, and Major Lazer. The festival will also feature performances from TV On The Radio, Phantogram,… More »

By: James Rettig / January 12, 2015 - 7:52 pm

Watch The Black Keys’ Full Hangout ’14 Set

The Black Keys played their first show since the release of their new album Turn Blue at Alabama’s Hangout Festival. The set was comprised of a good chunk of new material, including the first live performance of “Gotta Get Away.” Watch the full show minus the first song (“Howlin’ For You”) and check out the… More »

By: James Rettig / May 18, 2014 - 4:31 pm

Hangout Music Festival 2014 Lineup

Another day, another piece of evidence that OutKast intend to headline every single major American music festival this summer. OutKast, along with the Black Keys and the Killers, will serve as headliners at Alabama’s Hangout Music Festival, which comes to the Gulf Shore beach 5/16-18. The lineup also includes plenty of the lame middlebrow type… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 15, 2014 - 10:04 am

Hangout 2013 Sunday: Stevie Wonder, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Best Coast, & More

You don’t throw a music festival on the beach and neglect to invite Best Coast. Gulf Shores isn’t what Bethany Cosentino had in mind when she named her band, but even she saw the parallels: “This next song, it’s about California, but all of the things I talk about in it you guys have here.”… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 20, 2013 - 12:32 pm

Hangout 2013 Saturday: Tom Petty, Kendrick Lamar, Public Enemy, & More

The Hangout organizers presumably intend the word “Hangout” to be read with leisurely fellowship in mind, and certainly that matches the vibe here in Gulf Shores. But one passable alternate reading is “hang out” as in “Letting it all hang out,” as in my bare gut protruding across my belt line, as in eating something… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 19, 2013 - 3:24 pm

Hangout 2013 Friday: Kings Of Leon, Grizzly Bear, Passion Pit, & More

The first considerations when attending a music festival on the beach are sartorial. Do you opt for filp-flops to facilitate the inevitable footwear removal and thereby risk blisters from stomping on plastic slabs all day, or do you go with sneakers to account for all that pavement pounding and thereby risk carrying them around all… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 18, 2013 - 3:59 pm

Hangout 2013 Lineup

Yes, music festivals may have reached a saturation point, but they’re still one of the industry’s top earners, and at their best, they offer fans not just an opportunity to experience live music, but for an oft-diffuse community to congregate annually, with music offering an impetus, a soundtrack, and a distraction. Now entering its fourth… More »

By: Michael Nelson / February 13, 2013 - 12:06 pm

Win Tickets To The 2011 Hangout Music Festival

Stereogum is an official media partner of this year’s Hangout Music Festival May 20-22nd in Gulf Shores, Alabama. This is the second year of the beach-side fest, and our first time attending. In 2010 the event brought tens of thousands of much-needed tourists to the state’s Gulf area in the wake of the devastating Deepwater… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 18, 2011 - 1:19 pm