This weekend, the fourth annual Hangout Music Festival takes over the beaches of Gulf Shore, Alabama for three days of non-stop tunes and seafood consumption. MTV, VH1 and CMT are headed down south to capture the event and we'll be live streaming a host of great acts throughout the weekend, like the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Grizzly Bear, Dirty Projectors, Kendrick Lamar, Best Coast, the Breeders, Jim James, the Shins, Passion Pit, Kings of Leon, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers and many more indie rock, hip-hop and electronic acts.
The Hangout Music Festival started in 2010 by Shaul Zislin, the owner of the popular beachfront restaurant The Hangout. In just three short years, it's become a popular destination for music fans looking to start their summer off right, as well as take advantage of the festival's rather intimate size -- last year's sold-out crowd was capped at 35,000. Five stages are set up right on the beach, with two main stages right on the beach and three smaller stages in the adjacent, beachfront streets. Over the years, they've booked diverse line-ups and headliners have included My Morning Jacket, Wilco, the Roots, Jack White, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
The action kicks off this Friday at noon and continues throughout the weekend, until the legendary Stevie Wonder closes out the weekend. We'll also have many on-demand performance clips that we'll be running on Hive in the upcoming weeks. So grab your sun-tan lotion and prepare to experience some great music in this one-of-a-kind festival location.