Thousands of music lovers head south this weekend to hear some well-known and up-and-coming bands perform live under the sun.
Local residents can relax – Bonnaroo isn’t until June.
The third annual Hangout Music Fest is slated for Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Gulf Shores, Ala. with headliners The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jack White and Dave Matthews Band.
Recently awarded “Best Festival of the Year” honors by leading concert industry outlet Pollstar, the festival’s music performances will take place across four stages – featuring two main stages right on the beach and an air-conditioned dance tent.
The Hangout Music Festival is the first and only festival of its kind. Located directly on white sandy beaches on the Gulf of Mexico surrounded by palm trees, Hangout treats guests to a unique festival experience and consistently features a diverse selection of top touring artists.
The 2011 Festival welcomed a weekend crowd of 120,000 and featured a diverse lineup, including Paul Simon, The Foo Fighters, Cee Lo Green, The Black Keys, Girl Talk and The Flaming Lips. This year, a considerable amount of new space has been added to the festival grounds.
This year’s lineup includes The Devil Makes Three, Kaskade, Umphrey’s McGee, Delta Spirit, Heartless Bastards, Greyboy All Stars and Givers, String Cheese Incident, Wilco, The Flaming Lips Perform Dark Side of the Moon, Dispatch, Steve Winwood, Chris Cornell, STS9, Gogol Bordello, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Mac Miller, Flogging Molly, Coheed & Cambria, Paul Oakenfold, G. Love and Special Sauce, Randy Newman, Dr. Dog, Young the Giant, Cage the Elephant, Dawes, Alabama Shakes, M Ward, Yelawolf, Switchfoot, Julian Marley, Zeds Dead, Mavis Staples, Shpongle, Gary Clark Jr., Rebelution, Allen Stone, Big Freedia, Paper Diamond, Futurebirds, Hey Rosetta!, Sleeper Agent, The Lumineers, Archnemesis, Tribal Seeds, Rich Aucoin, Jamie Bergeron.
Nashville’s own Space Capone will also perform its jazzy funk goodness at the festival.
For details about Hangout, visit www.hangoutmusicfest.com or download the mobile app to for show schedules.