Next up in our festival preview for the Summer of 2013: Hangout Music Festival. It happens each year on the beautiful, sandy beaches of Gulf Shores, Alabama. Like Wakarusa, this one tends to fly a bit under the radar to the majority of the public; which, in our opinion, is always a good thing. You’re looking a much more local crowd, and more importantly, a smaller, friendlier one. Plus no one can deny that wonderful southern hospitality. Undeniably the biggest surprise and big gun on the lineup this year is Tom Petty, but he’s followed by a formidable list of artists including Kings of Leon, Trey Anastasio (of Phish), The Shins, Bassnectar, The Roots, Slightly Stoopid, Passion Pit, Bloc Party, Jim James (of My Morning Jacket), Porter Robinson, Moe., Dirty Projectors, Best Coast, Twin Sister, The Werks and plenty more; plus one final headliner still to be announced. This one’s definitely a bit of a haul, especially for our Philadelphia readers; but it’s definitely got a great vibe and still worth knowing.
Hangout 2012 “Thank You” (Recap)