Gulf Shores, Alabama is about an hour from Pensacola, so I guess this news has a vague bit of Florida relevance. Regardless, the Hangout Fest has a mighty fine lineup for 2011, and I’m betting more than a few music fans are gonna be interested in it. The five stages – ON THE BEACH – are gonna host the following acts on May 20-22:
- Paul Simon
- Foo Fighters
- Widespread Panic
- The Black Keys
- My Morning Jacket
- Flaming Lips
- Cee Lo Green
- Michael Franti & Spearhead
- Pretty Lights
- Girl Talk
- Warren Haynes Band
- Umphrey’s McGee
- Slightly Stoopid
- Drive-By Truckers
- Amos Lee
- Old Crow Medicine Show
- G. Love & Special Sauce
- Medeski, Martin & Wood
- Keller Williams
- Xavier Rudd
- Minus the Bear
- Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
- Portugal. the Man
- Beats Antique
- Dead Confederate
- Jonathan Tyler & Northern Lights
- Easy Star All-Stars
- Mariachi El Bronx
- Truth & Salvage Co
Did I mention it was on the beach? ON THE BEACH!
Anyway, I’ve reprinted the press release below, because there are a lot of details, and, honestly, I’m not really sure how many people are gonna make the drive, but still, just thought you guys may want to know.
Tickets go on sale today at 10 a.m.
February 1, 2011 (Gulf Shores, Ala) – The Hangout Music Festival is thrilled to announce its 2011 lineup featuring Paul Simon, Foo Fighters, Widespread Panic, The Black Keys, My Morning Jacket, Flaming Lips, Cee Lo Green, Primus, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Pretty Lights, Bassnectar, Girl Talk, Ween, Matisyahu and dozens more. The one-of-a-kind music festival takes place May 20th – 22nd on the beaches of Gulf Shores, Alabama – just minutes from the Florida border. Tickets go on-sale this Wednesday at 9 am CST. A confirmed lineup is listed below. More bands, amenities and activities will be announced in the coming weeks.
The Hangout Music Festival debuted in 2010 and set itself apart from other festivals by featuring a blockbuster lineup of bands performing on stages located directly on the beach. Thousands of condominiums within walking distance add to the exceptional experience shared by music enthusiasts and beach lovers.
This year, the festival is adding a fifth music stage under an air-conditioned tent and creating Hammock Beach, a replenishing salt-water lagoon where music fans will find shade, hammocks, and art installations. Another feature of Hammock Beach will be the Sky-bar tower, a structure built specifically for Hangout offering 360-degree views of the festival. For fans interested in taking their festival experience to the next level, VIP ticket holders are invited to take a dip in Hangout’s new resort style in-ground pool with views of the main stage (deck side bar service is included). Other new attractions include an extended kids’ area, family events, late night deejays, and shuttle service between stages.
Last year’s festival drew thousands of music fans who danced to live music just steps away from swaying palm trees and a crystal blue ocean. Southern Living Magazinecalls Hangout the South’s “Best New Music Fest “ and raves that it is “a head-bobbing beach-comber’s dream.” Jambase describes the festival as an “eclectic crossroads of Southern culture and the progressive festival scene… unforgettable.” Grace Potter, of Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, who performed at last year’s festival, calls it “Coachella on the beach.”
The wide assortment of lodging options surrounding the festival sets Hangout apart from other events. The Hangout Music Festival is in walking distance to over ten thousand fully equipped and affordable vacation rental condominiums, beach houses and traditional hotel rooms. Camping at the local state park is also an option. Visit www.hangoutmusicfest.com more information.
A limited quantity of festival tickets will be available for $159 and will go on-sale Wednesday, February 2nd at 9 am CST at www.hangoutmusicfest.com through Front Gate Tickets and at The Hangout Restaurant in Gulf Shores, AL. Once tickets at the $159 price level are sold-out, tickets will then go on-sale for $174. VIP ticket packages and travel packages start at $525 and are also available online or by phone at 1-888-512-SHOW.
WHEN: FRIDAY MAY 20th – SUNDAY MAY 22nd, 2011
WHERE: 101 EAST BEACH BLVD, GULF SHORES, ALABAMA
(JUST 15 MINUTES FROM FLORIDA /1 HOUR FROM THE PENSACOLA, FL AND MOBILE, AL AIRPORTS)
PRICES: $159 3-DAY PASS /VIP TICKET AND TRAVEL PACKAGES AVAILABLE
TICKETS AVAILABLE: HANGOUT WEBSITE AND FRONT GATE TICKETS/ THE HANGOUT RESTAURANT
FESTIVAL WEBSITE: http://www.hangoutmusicfest.com
CONFIRMED ARTISTS INCLUDE: Paul Simon + Foo Fighters + Widespread Panic + The Black Keys + My Morning Jacket + Flaming Lips + Cee Lo Green + Primus + Michael Franti & Spearhead + Pretty Lights + Bassnectar + Girl Talk + Ween + Matisyahu + Warren Haynes Band + Umphrey’s McGee + Slightly Stoopid + Drive-By Truckers + Amos Lee + Old Crow Medicine Show + G. Love & Special Sauce + Medeski, Martin & Wood + Keller Williams + Galactic + Xavier Rudd + Minus the Bear + Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue + Portugal. the Man + Beats Antique + Dead Confederate + Jonathan Tyler & Northern Lights + Easy Star All-Stars + Mariachi El Bronx + Truth & Salvage Co + Kristy Lee + Civil Twilight + Rich Aucoin + A Thousand Horses + Jon Black + Cas Haley + Roman Street