Hangout is one of a kind three-day music festival that takes place simultaneously in four stages located along the sandy beaches of Gulf Shore in Alabama. Festival spectators walk to the beach from their hotels and vacation homes to witness the exuberant performances of various musical artists both local and international. This year, it is going to take place on May 20 Friday until May 22 Sunday. The promoters and organizers have already announced the lineup for this year’s much awaited event. Big names like Paul Simon, Widespread Panic, The Black Keys, My Morning Jackets, and Foo Fighters will grace the stage in Gulf Shore.
Other than that, you can watch out for Jane’s Addiction, Flaming Lips, Cee Lo Green, Primus, Pretty Lights, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Bassnectar, Girl Talk, Ween, Matisyahu, Slightly Stoopid, Warren Haynes Band, Umphrey’s McGee, Galactic, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Drive-By Truckers, Amos Lee, Xavier Rudd, G. Love & Special Sauce, Medeski, Martin, & Wood, Keller Williams, Minus the Bear, Portugal. the man, Jonathan Tyler and Northern Lights, Beats Antique, Truth & Salvage Co., Rich Aucoin, Kristy Lee, Civil Twilight, A Thousand Horses, and Roman Street.
To know more about this event, check out the following practical information below that can help you enjoy the best of what this event has to offer.
Entry into the Festival
If you are going to attend the festival, you need to purchase a ticket that you would have to exchange for a weekend wristband. This will allow you reentry into the event. Wristbands must be worn during the festival at all times. This wristband is non-transferable, non-exchangeable, and non-replaceable. Make sure too that you don’t stretch or tamper with the wristband in anyway.
Permitted and Prohibited Items
All people entering and re-entering the festival would be subjected to body search. It would be great to leave your big luggage at home to save time on the line. You are allowed to bring the following things: blankets, umbrellas, baby strollers, binoculars, non-professional camera, and empty water bottle. However, you will not be permitted to enter with a weapon of any kind, any illegal substance or drug paraphernalia, framed or big backpacks, alcohol, glass containers, food or beverage, carts, spiked jewelry, large chains, fireworks, explosives, large umbrellas, chairs, hard coolers, tents, pets, video equipment, recording equipment, skateboards, scooters, and personalized motorized vehicles. Apart from these items, illegal vending is also not allowed. You also won’t be permitted to engage in moshing, crowd surfing, and stage diving.
Kids at The Hangout Music Festival
Children aged 10 years old and below are allowed to enter the festival free of charge if accompanied by an adult with a ticket. An adult can bring as many kids as he wants but this is also within the discretion of the front gate staff.
Healthy and Safety
With the huge crowds and intense heat, some people experience fatigue, nausea, dizziness, and other health problems during the festival. Some accidents also occur despite the organizers’ efforts to maintain health and safety. For this reason, if you need to seek any medical assistance during the concert, be sure to look for a peace officer or a festival staff member.
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