Fresh off a flight, the EDM superstar alerted the audience via the photo-sharing site that he had arrived in Gulf Shores with only one hour of sleep. But the Dutch DJ assured his throngs of cheering fans that they were, in his words, the “best hangover he’d ever had.”
These were words not to be taken lightly in the Deep South’s heat and humidity. The Grammy-winning DJ would unleash an explosive set on the Boom Boom Tent’s sweaty captives, further cementing his place as a modern-day dance-music icon.
The set was just one in a slew of festival performances for the 25-year-old producer, who is also set to perform at the Electric Daisy Carnival this weekend in New York, among others, throughout the summer.Find Out When Your Favorite Band Plays Hangout 2013!
Meanwhile, Afrojack recently announced that he and fellow DJ Steve Aoki — who also plays the Hangout Fest this weekend — will reunite on a track called “AFROKI,” a follow-up to their wildly successful 2011 club banger “No Beef.”
Passion Pit, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Kings of Leon closed out day one of Hangout, now in its fourth year. Weekend performances are on tap from Kendrick Lamar, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and Stevie Wonder.
All weekend, check out interviews, behind-the-scenes access and on-demand performances from all your favorite artists on our Hangout Fest 2013 site and MTV.com, VH1.com, CMT.com and LogoTV.com. Highlights from Hangout 2013 will also air on MTV, VH1, CMT, MTV2, MTV Hits, MTV Jams, VH1 Classic and Palladia.