photos courtesy of Hangout’s Facebook
Hangout Music Festival will return to Gulf Shores, Alabama May 16th-19th with another diverse lineup and fun for all ages.
Lodging & Travel
Hangout is more than just a city festival. To be exact, it’s a beach festival. As Gulf Shores is a tourist area, there are plenty of places to stay. To save money, make the trip with friends. It would be in your best interest to start looking for lodging as soon as you finish reading this article if you haven’t started already. The word is out about Hangout and places to stay will fill up soon. If you’re lucky you can snag a place within walking distance, otherwise plan on bringing money for rides to/from the festival. Another option is to purchase the festival shuttle pass. I haven’t purchased it before but if you are staying near the pick up/dropoff zones for the shuttle, it might be a viable option to consider.
Thursday Kickoff Party
Many 3 day festivals have began expanding for an “extra” day before the weekend actually starts. For Hangout that has come in the form of the Thursday Kickoff Party. Typically it is an add on purchase but for sure worth the extra money if you can afford it if you’re already in town. Past Kickoff performances have included acts like Migos, Cherub, Shaun Frank, Phantogram, T-Pain, and The Knocks. The festival usually releases more Kickoff Party information closer to the date, so stay tuned.
In Lineup News…
I honestly can’t say I’m familiar with most of the lineup from top to bottom; which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. I’ve put it into perspective that I’ll be introduced to a lot of new music. Similar to past years the 2019 lineup is diverse enough to connect with several age groups that will be in attendance.
A few artists I wouldn’t mind seeing again include: Hippie Sabotage, Diplo, Vampire Weekend, and Travis Scott. I was lucky enough to catch all of these artists at least once this year on my festipades. They all have pretty good music and performances that didn’t disappoint. Other artists I would like to see include: Justin Jay, Grandson, and Alison Wonderland. I have some listening to do before May so the latter list is subject to change.
Hangout Music Festival has consistently been one of my favorites I’ve been to since attending festivals. Maybe my Hangout experiences have just been super lucky. Everyone is entitled to their opinions but to say Hangout isn’t a good time is a little harsh. Better planning and an open mind are two sure ways to have a blast at Hangout. As of this moment, I don’t have a concrete reason not to attend Hangout in 2019. Maybe I’ll see you on the beach!