Hangout Music Festival 2017

The Hangout Music Festival (commonly named as Hangout Fest or Hangout) is an annual three-day music festival celebrated at the public beaches of Gulf Shores, Alabama.

The founder of this Hangout Music Festival are A.J. Niland and Shaul Zislin and was started in 2010, and is produced by Huka Entertainment.

Several genres of music, including rock, indie, hip-hop, and electronic dance music are featured in this Hangout Music Festival. The main stages are the hangout Stage and therefore the Chevrolet Stage (located on opposite ends of the beach), as well as the Boom Boom Tent and more.

The Hangout Music Festival usually takes place on the third weekend in May. This is the first major music festival held on the beach in the city.

The most remarkable performances done at the Hangout Music Festival are by Frank Ocean, Florence and the Machine, Ellie Goulding, Fetty Wap, The Weeknd, The Avett Brothers, Foo Fighters, Paul Simon, Widespread Panic, Jack White, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dave Matthews Band, Kings of Leon, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Stevie Wonder, OutKast, The Killers, and The Black Keys.

Ellie Goulding Performing at Hangout Music Festival

The dates for Hangout Festival 2017 are out now. From May 19 to May 21 the Hangout Music Festival will be held at Gulf Shores, Alabama.

The Weeknd at Hangout Music Festival

FlashBack Of Hangout Music Festival

While taking a walk along the beach, Shaul Zislin and A.J Niland came up with the idea for the Hangout Music Festival. They needed a festival to still bring folks all the way down to the area after being hard hit by the British Petroleum Deepwater Horizon oil spill in April 2010.

They also succeeded to turn this idea into reality. In the very first year, they saw 12,000–15000 attendees per day with a small line-up including The Root, Trey Anastasia, Michael Franti, Alison Kraus, and the Zac Brown Band.

The promoters were keen on setting an atmosphere of an easy going southern beach blast. To convey this, they chose to symbolize their festival with a shake gesture, better called a surfer’s symbol for saying it’s all cool.

In 2011, audience boom up to 35000 per day, an unbelievable number of attendees for the second year. The revenue generated by the event was approximate $30 million. For 2012 advance tickets were booked 3 months prior to the festival.

In 2013, unfortunately, the festival failed to meet the previous year’s expectation for “rapid sellout” of general admission tickets. 40,000 tickets were sold in 2014, up from the previous audience cap of 35,000.

Viacom holds a multi-year broadcast deal for the event, which includes coverage from outlets such as MTV, VH1, and Palladia.

In 2015, Goldenvoice, the company behind Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, entered into a joint venture to produce Hangout Fest.

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