Foo Fighters, Beck and Zac Brown Band are just three of the big names who will head for the beaches of Gulf Shores, Alabama this summer when the Hangout Music Festival returns for its sixth annual event. (UPDATE 2/11) Sam Smith has been added as an additional headliner. Other now confirmed acts include Tove Lo, Joey Bada$$, Jeff The Brotherhood and more.
The first Hangout to be produced in conjunction with Goldenvoice, the company behind Coachella and New Orleans Jazz Festival, will welcome over 70 different acts to its six stages over the weekend of May 15-17.
Alongside Foo Fighters, who will kick off a tour of Australia and New Zealand next week, surprise Album of the Year Grammy winner Beck and Zac Brown Band, who are currently working on the follow-up to 2012’s Uncaged, festival goers can look forward to arguably the most diverse line-up to date.
There are acts from the worlds of EDM (Skrillex, Krewella), jam-rock (Galactic with Macy Gray), hip-hop (Lupe Fiasco), reggae (Damian Marley), folk (Father John Misty), punk-pop (Paramore), alt-country (Drive-By-Truckers, Houndmouth), electronica (Toro Y Moi), soul (Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires), prog-rock (Umphrey’s McGee), dancehall (Major Lazer), synth-pop (Future Islands, St. Lucia) and jazz (Preservation Hall Jazz Band).
If that’s not enough, then there are also plenty of indie-rock acts (Foster The People, Spoon, My Morning Jacket, Cold War Kids, TV On The Radio), plus genre-hoppers Beats Antique, and a string of singer-songwriters including Jenny Lewis, Vance Joy, Mary Lambert, Elle King and Xavier Rudd.
Festival organizers have opted not to make single-day tickets available in 2015, but keep checking back on TicketIQ for the chance to buy three-day passes for what is undoubtedly the biggest and best beach festival in North America.