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The 7th Annual Hangout Music Fest Is Here: What You Need To Know!

By 30aeats.com @Eater30A

The Hangout Music Festival, Gulf Shores

The Hangout Music Festival has an amazing lineup for 2016, and all tickets are now sold out. The festival is being held this year on the beautiful white sandy beaches of Gulf Shores, Alabama, with gates now open and performances beginning at 8:30pm (Due to weather)! The box office is open, shuttles are running for those that have shuttle tickets, through Sunday, May 22nd, rain or shine!

This year’s lineup features The Weeknd, Calvin Harris, Florence + the Machine, Alabama Shakes, Ellie Goulding, Lenny Kravitz, Flume, Cage the Elephant, Panic! At The Disco, Haim, Grimes, Big Grams (Big Boi + Phantogram), Jason Isbell, The Chainsmokers, Miike Snow plus over 65 more acts.

The Hangout Music Festival Food!

Hangout Music Festival is the first and only festival of its kind. The extraordinary beach backdrop and sandy walkways make Hangout Music Festival an alluring destination for music fans. Unique food offerings include fresh local seafood prepared by renowned national and regional chefs (Think Ford Fry, Wesley True and Ryan Prewitt).

The Hangout Music Festival is located  just a few miles from the Florida border, at the “T” of Beach Boulevard (Alabama Highway 182 & 59). You will be hard pressed to find parking, so I suggest cab service or uber.

If wanting To see The Hangout Festival by boat, beware- boats are banned within 500 feet of the grounds, and there is no docking.

Stay Hydrated at The Hangout Music Festival

Stay hydrated with free water fountains and filling stations available throughout the grounds, but if searching for alcohol, bring cash as you will not be allowed to bring your own. ATM’s are onsite.

There is a huge list of what not to bring with you, and a short list of what you can bring with you to the festival. Make certain to check it out here before you go. 

The Gulf Shores area offers a variety of vacation rentals including condos, hotels and beach houses – many of which are located within walking or biking distance to the festival. Fans looking to book a place (sans tickets) to stay nearby the festival can choose from a wide selection at www.hangoutmusicfest.com.

To learn more about Hangout Music Festival, please visit: www.hangoutmusicfest.com, or contact: [email protected]

The Hangout Music Festival

Set Time Schedule 

Festival Map 

Wristband Activation 

This year, The Hangout Festival is requiring wristband registration. Registered wristbands allow staff to quickly and efficiently verify attendees’ identity and troubleshoot any wristband issues experienced during the festival. Plus, by activating, attendees are automatically entered into a drawing to win a ticket to the 2017 Hangout Music Festival!

Hangout App Experiences

Download the Hangout Festival 2016 for iPhone and Android to create your own custom schedule, find maps, activate your wristband and more. If you have a previous version of the Hangout App, you must download the new app, it will not automatically update.

Proximity Messaging

Proximity messaging technology enables mobile apps to receive geo-targeted messaging directly from the festival to communicate up-to-date live festival advisories, changes or surprises.

Mobile Payments

Square is providing multiple ways for attendees to pay for food, beverages and merchandise this year, including Apple Pay, Android Pay, EMV chip cards and traditional transaction methods, utilizing Square Contactless and Chip Card Reader!

Social Media

Hangout Social Media Channels

  • Facebook: /Hangoutmusic
  • Snapchat: Hangoutfest
  • Twitter: @Hangoutfest
  • Instagram: @HangoutFest

#HangoutFest

Camp Hangout
Report to the beach for a new festival experience – Camp Hangout. We’re playing tug-of-war, cranking up the slip and slide, painting faces, launching water balloons and other classic camp adventures. Butch Anthony’s teepees are featured as part of Camp Hangout.

Wedding Chapel
Get hitched at Hangout. Easier than Vegas, divorce included. We’ll also be hosting 14 real weddings during the weekend. All weddings are officiated by Tommy Calloway & Adam Meir ([email protected])

Big Tap
The Big Tap is bringing you craft beers, plus your carnival favs including Mega Drop, a Pirate Ship, carnival games and more surprises.

Hangout Shuttles
The festival’s prepaid shuttle service gives fans a comfortable ride from local condos and hotels to and from the Festival each day. Our new flexible shuttle pass allows you to ride any shuttle line. Plus, everyone who buys a shuttle pass is automatically entered into the Hangout’s famous “Golden Shuttles” (presented by AL.com) program that surprises random buses with popup concerts, prizes, VIP upgrades and even cupcakes! Shuttles begin running each day at 11 am and run continuously all day. The last shuttle leaves 30 minutes are the final show of the evening.

Hangout SUPER VIP Chefs
Three award-winning chefs are part of the SUPER VIP food experience. We’re bringing you an all-star lineup featuring some of the Southeast’s most acclaimed chefs. Chow down on gourmet dishes prepared by Ford Fry (Renowned Restaurateur), Wesley True (Bravo’s Top Chef), and Ryan Prewitt (2014 James Beard Award Winner).

Serving Dinner
Wesley True – Friday
Ford Fry – Saturday
Ryan Prewitt – Sunday

The Bud Light Party
Nothing brings America together like Bud Light! Be a part of something refreshing and join the Bud Light Party on the beach – one of two Gulf-access areas at the festival. Create your own coozie, cast your vote and show your support. Ain’t no party like the Bud Light Party so make sure you stop by and Raise One to Right Now.

Pandora Point
Stop by our new beach, Pandora Point, to immerse yourself in experiences that connect your mood with the music you love. Does the vibe at Hangout Festival give you all the feels? This is the place to be.

Hurley
Hurley will be on hand, debuting their official Team USA Olympic boardshorts and offering a preview of their soon-to-be-launched Hurley Surf Club.

Playstation
Stop by the PlayStation Truck to see the latest and greatest PS4. Try PlayStation VR, compete in daily gaming tournaments and pick up exclusive PS4 swag.

Puppy Kissing Booth
Smooch a Pooch at the Puppy Kissing Booth presented by Surf Style. All proceeds benefit the Baldwin County Humane Society.

Do The Right Thing Store

Stop by the Do The Right Thing Store powered by ADEM to learn how you can help us keep the beach clean. Recycle empty cans to earn points, You can exchange your points for awesome swag. The person who trades in the most recycling will receive two tickets to next year’s fest.

Malibu Beach House
Get your groove on and chill out with some great frozen cocktails at the Malibu Beach House with DJ sets by Hippie Sabotage, Speaker of the House, Jack Novak & Jerry Folk, and Spice J.

Alabama Gulf Seafood
This year, the Alabama Gulf Seafood Courtyard will be located directly across from the Hangout on the boardwalk and flanked by large, blue Alabama Gulf Seafood containers. Participating vendors will once again serve up delicious Alabama Gulf shrimp, crab, oysters and fish onsite. For more information, please visit EatAlabamaSeafood.com.

About Hangout Music Festival:
The Hangout Music Festival has been recognized as one of the premiere live music events in the United States with a beach setting that is part music festival and part dream vacation. The festival is located on the white sandy beaches of Gulf Shores, AL – just a short drive from the Pensacola FL and Mobile AL airports. Each year at the Hangout Festival, fans are treated to some of the biggest names in music alongside new emerging acts. The Hangout Music Festival was recognized by Pollstar as the “Music Festival of the Year” in 2011 and was named as one of the best festivals of 2013 by Paste Magazine. The 2014 festival sold-out with a record setting attendance and infused over $31 million into the local economies of Gulf Shores and surrounding areas.

Complete alphabetical lineup (subject to change):

3LAU

Alabama Shakes

Alessia Cara

Alison Wonderland

Atlas Genius

Bass Drum of Death

Big Grams (Big Boi + Phantogram)

BØRNS

Brett Dennen

Bro Safari

Bully

Cage the Elephant

Calvin Harris

Coasts

Coleman Hell

Courtney Barnett

Ellie Goulding

Fetty Wap

Florence + The Machine

Flume

Foals

GIVERS

Grimes

Haim

Half Moon Run

HEALTH

Hippie Sabotage

Jack Novak

Jai Wolf

Jason Isbell

Jerry Folk

Judah & the Lion

Kaleo

KOA

Kurt Vile and the Violators

Lazyboy Empire

Lenny Kravitz

Leon Bridges

Lizzo

Lost Kings

MAGIC MAN

Mayer Hawthorne

Meg Mac

Miike Snow

Moon Taxi

Muddy Magnolias

Nahko and Medicine for the People

Panic! At The Disco

Pell

Pepper

Phases

Portugal. The Man

Powers

Raury

Run The Jewels

Silversun Pickups

Snails

Speaker of the House

Stick Figure

Strangers You Know

The Chainsmokers

The Griswolds

The Neighbourhood

The Revivalists

The Royal Concept

The Struts

The Wailers

The Weeknd

Thomas Jack

Tourist

Vince Staples

Walk the Moon

X Ambassadors

If you aren’t having fun, it is your own fault with so much to eat see, hear and do! Be safe, respectful of others, as well as the Alabama Gulf Coast beaches, and enjoy!

Photos provided by The Hangout Music Festival


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