The Hangout Music Festival, often referred to as the nation’s largest beach party, recently announced the lineup for the 3rd annual event in 2012. This 3 day music festival will take place on May 18th through the 20th at Gulf Shores Beach in Gulf Shores Alabama.and will once again feature some top notch entertainment. Headliners include the uber popular Dave Matthews Band and Red Hot Chili Peppers. Other major acts slated to take the stage include Jack White of the White Stripes, The String Cheese Incident, Wilco, Skrillex, former Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell, Dispatch, and The Flaming Lips. Special performances include The String Cheese Incident performing two sets and the Flaming Lips performing Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon in its entirety.
2012 Hangout Festival Lineup
Dave Matthews Band, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jack White, The String Cheese Incident, Wilco, Skrillex, The Flaming Lips, Chris Cornell, Dispatch, Steve Winwood, STS9, Gogol Bordello, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Mac Miller, Flogging Molly, Coheed & Cambria, Paul Oakenfold, G. Love and Special Sauce, Randy Newman, Young the Giant, Dr. Dog, Cage the Elephant, Dawes, Alabama Shakes, M. Ward, Yelawolf, Switchfoot, Rebelution, Julian Marley, Zeds Dead, Mavis Staples, Shpongle, Gary Clark Jr., Allen Stone, Big Freedia, The Devil Makes Three, Paper Diamond, Futurebirds, Tribal Seeds, Hey Rosetta!, Sleeper Agent, The Lumineers, Archnemesis, Rich Aucion, Jamie Bergeron & the Kickin’ Cajuns.
This relatively new festival has made some major waves (no pun intended) since it’s inception in 2010. This festival is unique in it’s ability to combine a traditional music festival with a true beach experience. The Hangout Music Festival is quickly becoming one of the top destination festivals in the country on par with the likes of Bonnaroo and Coachella. The first batch of tickets to this event recently went on sale and sold out in less than 3 hours. So if you haven’t already gotten tickets to this event you better do so quick.