|2014 Hangout Fest lineup announced|
January 15, 2014 - Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) - Hangout Music Festival organizers announce and celebrate the lineup for the fifth annual Hangout Music Fest, featuring The Black Keys, The Killers, Outkast,Jack Johnson, Queens of the Stone Age, Pretty Lights, The Avett Brothers, Modest Mouse andThe Flaming Lips on the beautiful beaches of Gulf Shores, AL on May 16-18, 2014.
Also included in the stellar over 75-band lineup are STS9, Wiz Khalifa, Zedd, Childish Gambino,Amos Lee, Conor Oberst, Tegan and Sara, Portugal The Man, Fitz and the Tantrums, Capital Cities, Boys Noize, The Bloody Beetroots, Ingrid Michaelson, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, The 1975 and Bastille. Bands will play on six stages, including the newly added Red Bull Sound Select stage.
Weekend tickets go on sale tomorrow, Thursday, January 16 at 9 a.m. at Hangout Fest Tickets for $229.
The setting of the Hangout Music Fest is unlike any other. Fans watch performances just steps from the Gulf of Mexico and sample seafood prepared by renowned regional chefs from the newly redesigned Alabama Gulf Seafood Outdoor Courtyard. Fashion will also be in the spotlight with a village of pop up boutiques where fans can shop for dresses, bathing suits, sunglasses and more. Even romance gets a boost with the Hangout Music Fest's new beach-side wedding chapel.
Fans will also enjoy access to extraordinary amenities including more shaded areas under palm trees, the Sky Bar tower, which offers 360-degree views of the festival, and a plethora of amusement rides and games, free refill water stations and a variety of dining options.
VIP ticket-holders receive even more perks including easy access to the festival through special entrances; prime viewing areas, including swimming pools with views of the main stage; a shaded VIP Grove with complimentary beverages as well as private, air-conditioned restrooms; and more. Super VIPs will also receive 24/7 concierge services; access to a private, air-conditioned dining room and lounge featuring exclusive meals prepared by renowned chefs; admittance to the pre-fest party; golf cart chauffeur service; priority on-site lodging reservation privileges; and more. VIP tickets are available for $999 and a limited number of Super VIP tickets will also be available for $1,599.
The Hangout Music Fest is located on the Alabama coast just a few miles from the Florida border. The Gulf Shores area offers a wide arrange of vacation rentals including condos, hotels and beach houses - many of which are located within walking or biking distance to the festival. Fans looking to book a place to stay for the festival can choose from a wide variety of options at Hangout Fest Accommodations. Fans will also be able to book all-inclusive travel packages and reserve shuttle passes.
To get fans in the Hangout state of mind, throughout the day, MTV, VH1, Palladia, MTV.com, MTV Hits, MTV Jams and mtvU will be featuring music videos, live performances, news packages about the festival and interviews with this year's lineup. In addition, Palladia will be airing highlights from last year's festival today, January 15 from 9am-11am ET/PT and 7pm-9pm ET. MTV, VH1 and Palladia will be down on the beach again this year to present an unprecedented and all encompassing multiscreen presentation of the music, events and fans that will define this year's festival.
About Hangout Music Fest:
The Hangout Music Festival has been recognized as one of the premiere live music events in the United States with a beach setting that is part music festival and part dream vacation. The festival is located on the white sandy beaches of Gulf Shores, AL - just a short drive from the Pensacola, FL and Mobile, AL airports. Each year at the Hangout Festival, fans are treated to some of the biggest names in music alongside new emerging acts. The Hangout Music Fest was recognized by Pollstar as the "Music Festival of the Year" in 2011 and was named as one of the best festivals of 2013 by Paste Magazine. An economic impact study, conducted by the City of Gulf Shores and Auburn University, reported that the festival brought a whopping $31 million to the local economies of Gulf Shores and surrounding areas, in 2013.