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It looks like Hangout Music Fest can officially join the, "we've got Outkast playing at our festival" club, as the Alabama based festival announced their 2014 lineup this morning. Headed up by acts like The Black Keys, The Killers, Jack Johnson and everyones favorite reunited hip-hop duo, Hangout Music Fest boasts an impressive array of genre-spanning acts for their May festival. Taking place on the Gulf Shores of Alabama from May 16-18, Hangout Music Fest has had a tradition of pulling in acts from all areas of the musical spectrum, dabbling in equal parts hip-hop, bro-rock, EDM, and indie rock.
Also joining the marquee headliners are groups like Queens of the Stone Age, Pretty Lights, The Avett Brothers, Modest Mouse, The Flaming Lips and more. Some of these acts are popping up for the first time on the 2014 festival circuit, making Hangout stand out amongst a crowded scene. 2014 standards also fill-in the lineup, acts like Chance The Rapper, Portugal The Man, STS9, Childish Gambino and Wiz Khalifa. But the best parts of this lineup lie in the fact that there's a few acts that will be hitting the Alabama beaches that we haven't seen much of on the festival circuit thus far this year. The aforementioned Modest Mouse and Conor Oberst make Hangout a solid choice for summer festivalgoers.
While the festival is filled with a ton of high-billed acts that make for an impressive group of acts, names like Robert DeLong, Shakey Graves, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Wild Belle and Reignwolf help make Hangout a well-rounded and incredible exciting festival.
But alas, the week has been filled with a slew of impressive lineup announcements from events like the Governors Ball, Counterpoint and Firefly among others. Tickets for Hangout Music Fest go on-sale tomorrow morning at 10:00 am EST with a three-day pass going for $229. VIP and Super VIP options are available for folks that want to drop a pretty penny on a weekend getaway to the beach, but for us regular folks Hangout is an affordable alternative to some of the pricier festivals. This beachside festival boasts one of the most impressive landscapes for an event like this, but unfortunately camping is only available on nearby campgrounds. You can check out the full lineup and purchase tickets at Hangout's website.