Hangout Festival 2012

February 10, 2012 by staff 

Hangout Festival 2012, This morning, promoters of the Deep South’s biggest seaside music festival — Hangout Music Fest — announced its 2012 lineup. The, shall we say, diverse host of artists set to appear at the third installment of the right-on-beach hangout — which goes does down May 18-20 in Gulf Shores, Ala. — includes Jack White, Wilco, The Flaming Lips (performing Dark Side of the Moon), Gogol Bordello, Dr. Dog, Dawes, Yelawolf, The Alabama Shakes, Futurebirds and M. Ward, those being the names us cool kids give a flying eff about.

Steve Winwood, Mavis Staples, Randy Newman will head up the festival’s Social Security-eligible contingent of supports. Cage the Elephant, Coheed & Cambria, Chris Cornell, Flogging Molly and Switchfoot will bring the RAWK. Paul Oakenfold and Skrillex will bring the beats. String Cheese Incident, Dispatch, STS9, Gary Clark Jr., G. Love and Special Sauce, Michael Franti and Spearhead and Julian Marley will bring the jams. … And (sigh) Dave Matthews Band headlines. Wouldn’t it pretty trippy if a giant wave, you know, crashed into Dave on his command?

Roll tide.

Sounds like a pretty good frat party, amirite? Actually, I’m not right. There’s no such thing as a good frat party. But it does sound like a damn fine beach party, potentially. So if you’re lookin’ to get crazy in Alabama come May, click on over to the festival’s official site to purchase tickets and further peruse the lineup.

And if you’re looking for more hints as to artists you can expect to see named on the still-unannounced Bonnaroo 2012 lineup, perhaps Hangout Festival’s marquee provides some good food for prognosticative fodder. Last year the Bonnaroo and Hangout lineups overlapped by a dozen or so artists.

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