In just four short years, the Hangout Music Festival has become a must for music fans everywhere. Located on the beautiful beaches of Gulf Shores, Alabama, and featuring a lineup packed with big-name talent (to say nothing of the bountiful peel-and-eat shrimp), it's a fest-goer's dream — and this year, MTV is joining the party.

Starting Friday and going all through Sunday night, MTV will join forces with VH1 and CMT to bring you nonstop coverage of Hangout 2013, which boasts a bill topped by the Kings of Leon, Stevie Wonder and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, not to mention can't-miss sets from the likes of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Kendrick Lamar and Imagine Dragons, to name just a few.

We'll be live-streaming performances throughout the weekend on our official Hangout hub, bringing you interviews, behind-the-scenes access and on-demand performances from all your favorite artists on 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.

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There's also bound to be plenty of action from the beach, and we're assembling our teams — including some special guest correspondents — to deliver it all to you. (What can we say? It's a tough job, but somebody's got to do it.) So take a trip Down South with MTV on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, as we bring you all the action on stage, backstage and from the crowd. It's sure to be an epic weekend. Make sure you slather on the sunscreen, because Hangout 2013 is going to be hot!

Check out everything that went on at Hangout Fest 2013, including interviews, performances and getting chill from the Shores at Hangout.MTV.com.