The gods have heard the prayers of musical festival attendees who begged for a weekend of music and booze on a beach. The Hangout Music Fest 2013 was the answer, and it’s delivering with its added legendary headliner.
In May music lovers can pack up their beach bags to head to the sand for headliners Tom Pety & The Heartbreakers and Kings of Leon. And for those who’d love to hear “Ribbon In The Sky” from the legend himself, you’ve got it! Stevie Wonder has been added as a headliner for the weekend of music. Stevie has so many hits he’d need a two hour set just to touch the surface. Wishful thinking, sure. But nobody wants to be cheated when they’re swaying from side to side singing to the great Stevie Wonder.
STEVIE WONDER TO JOIN TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS AND KINGS OF LEON AS HEADLINERS AT THE HANGOUT MUSIC FEST –
YEAH YEAH YEAHS, MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS, IMAGINE DRAGONS AND MORE ADDED TO LINEUP
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MTV, VH1 AND CMT TO LIVESTREAM FROM THE FESTIVAL PLUS TO PROVIDE UNPARALLELED ON-STAGE AND BACKSTAGE ACCESS AND NEWS COVERAGE
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GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS, PLUS VIP, SUPER VIP AND BIG KAHUNA PASSES ON SALE NOW
Gulf Shores, AL (March 6, 2013) – The Hangout Music Festhas announced the third headliner for its highly anticipated 2013 lineup: legendary singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and 22-time Grammy winner Stevie Wonder. Also newly added to the festival are Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Imagine Dragons, Afrojack, Big Gigantic, Holy Ghost!, Baauer, Ra Ra Riot, and Wild Feathers. Scheduled for May 17, 18 and 19, 2013 —just miles from the Florida borderon the sugar-white sand beaches of Gulf Shores, Alabama— the festival will also feature previously announced main stage headliners Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and Kings of Leon.
MTV, VH1 and CMT will be bringing Hangout to a national audience by livestreaming from the festival. Additionally, its various news and editorial organizations including MTV News, VH1 News and CMT News, will provide fans at home with unmatched on-stage and backstage access to their favorite stars, up-to-the-minute festival news, as well as on-the-ground reporting highlighting the fashions, personalities, breakout moments and unexpected events that define the spirit of the festival.
Confirmed artists previously announced to perform include: Trey Anastasio Band, The Shins, BASSNECTAR, Kendrick Lamar, The Black Crowes, Slightly Stoopid, The Roots, Ellie Goulding, Steve Aoki, Passion Pit, Bloc Party, Gov’t Mule, Jim James Band, Porter Robinson, Public Enemy, moe., Galactic, Dirty Projectors, Grouplove, Toots and the Maytals, Lissie, The Breeders, Best Coast, Jason Isbell & 400 Unit, Twin Sister, Ryan Bingham, The Sheepdogs, Shovels and Rope, Moon Taxi, The Revivalists, Zion I, Lance Herbstrong, Anders Osborne, Twenty ? One ? Pilots, Delta Rae, Nikki Bluhm and the Gramblers, The Bright Light Social Hour, The Werks, The Ton Tons, Brassft Punk, Kingston Springs, The Mowgli’s, Chancellor Warhol, Luella and the Sun, The Weeks, Space Capone, Wild Cub and Colin Lake (updates will be posted at http://lineup.hangoutmusicfest.com/).
General Admission tickets, plus VIP, Super VIP and Big Kahuna festival passes are on sale now at www.hangoutmusicfest.com/tickets. Payment plan information can be found at http://hangoutpaymentplan.eventbrite.com/
The festival’s music performances will take place across five stages — including two located just steps from the Gulf of Mexico. All fans will enjoy access to extraordinary amenities including: the comfortably shaded relaxation area, Hammock Beach; the Sky Bar tower, which offers 360-degree views of the festival; amusement rides and games; diverse dining options, including fresh Alabama Gulf seafood; and much more.
VIP pass-holders will reap such prime upgrades as easy access to the site 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; admittance to the pre-Fest party; golf cart chauffeur service; priority on-site lodging reservations; and more. For the ultimate experience, “Big Kahuna” pass-holders enjoy all of the above, as well as on-stage access for many performances at the main stage; and much more. Visit www.hangoutmusicfest.comfor specific amenities included in each level.
Gulf Shores offers a wide range of accommodations, from luxury to budget to family-friendly, many within walking or biking distance of the site. Lodging and travel packages are available at www.hangoutmusicfest.com/info/lodging/. Travel package information is available at http://www.cidentertainment.com/hangout/2013/.
Festival attendees are strongly urged to avoid traffic by taking advantage of the easy and fun way to get in and out of the festival, the Hangout Music Fest shuttles. Due to overwhelming demand, the “Golden Shuttles” will be back and offering even more exciting prizes than last year.
ABOUT THE HANGOUT MUSIC FEST:
The inaugural Hangout Music Fest was launched on May 14-16, 2010, and featured performances from Trey Anastasio, The Zac Brown Band, John Legend, The Roots, Ben Harper and Relentless7, The Black Crowes, Alison Kraus and Union Station, and more. The second Fest, which hosted a crowd of 35,000 concertgoers per day, took place on May 20–22, 2011, with performances from Foo Fighters, Paul Simon, The Flaming Lips, Cee-Lo Green and The Black Keys, among many others. The 2011 event was estimated to have generated approximately $30 million for the Gulf Shores area economy, and was later awarded “Music Festival of the Year” honors at the 23rd Pollstar Concert Industry Awards. The third annual edition occurred on May 17-19, 2012, and featured a diverse lineup including Jack White, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dave Matthews Band, Skrillex, The String Cheese Incident, The Flaming Lips and many more.
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