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How to Enjoy the Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores

The Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores, AL, is the ultimate destination for live music, sun, sand, and plenty of fun! The only major music festival held on the beach, Hangout Fest features an impressive lineup of artists who perform for three days, across seven stages. Held on the third weekend of May every year, Hangout Music Fest is the unofficial kickoff to summer in Gulf Shores. This year, book a stay with us and join in the fun for Hangout Music Festival 2017!

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Study the Lineup

With so much fantastic music all in one place, it will be hard to see everything during Hangout Fest. Make the most of your time at the festival by browsing the lineup and performance schedule before your trip. Then when you arrive, you'll know exactly where to go to see the best concerts. While the lineup varies from year-to-year, Hangout Fest always features many different genres of music, including rock, indie, hip-hop, and electronic dance music. This year, the Hangout Fest 2017 lineup headliners include:

  • Mumford & Sons

  • Twenty One Pilots

  • Franck Ocean

  • Chance the Rapper

  • Weezer

  • Band of Horses

  • And so many other performers!

In addition to these headliners, there are dozens of other talented musicians performing all weekend long. When you plan your trip to Hangout Fest, be sure to spend some time with the concert line-up schedule. That way, you'll know when and where to be to catch the performances at the top of your list.

Explore Every Activity

Fantastic shows are just the start for entertainment at the Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores. The three-day event also includes a wide variety of things to do between popular performances. To fully experience the Hangout Music Festival, you should also check out these great activities:

  • Art Installations

  • Beach Volleyball

  • Camp Hangout

  • Ferris Wheel and Mega Drop

  • Hammock Beach

  • Sour Punch Dodge & Jump

  • Wedding Chapel

In addition, the festival is also home to plenty of great food and drinks. You'll find a wide variety of local seafood, fair favorites, cold beer, and so much more, all prepared by talented local chefs!

Purchase Tickets to the Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores ASAP

Hangout Fest tickets almost always sell out months in advance. So, it is important to purchase your tickets as soon as you can. When you do, you'll find three different ticket options: General Admission, VIP, and Super VIP. Each type of ticket comes with its own perks, but they all include a single wristband that grants access to all 3 days of the festival. Below, you'll find more information about what is included with each type of ticket, courtesy of the Hangout Music Festival website:

General Admission Tickets

  • A single wristband granting access to the festival all 3 days

  • Re-entry all weekend long

  • The beach!

VIP Tickets

  • Hang in style

  • Take a dip in our stage-side pool

  • Thursday Kick-off Party ticket on the house

  • Access to the main stage viewing areas

  • Food and Drinks all weekend long

  • Ridiculously nice bathrooms

  • Your own VIP entrance

  • Surprises all weekend long

Super VIP Tickets

  • All the VIP Admission awesomeness plus more incredible perks

  • Watch Main Stage acts from hot tubs (seriously)

  • Catch a ride to stages on our golf cart shuttles

  • Chow down on gourmet food prepared by acclaimed chefs in our private Super VIP air-conditioned dining room

  • Even more surprises

Escape the Crowds in a Secluded Beachfront Paradise

After a full day at Hangout Fest, you'll love escaping the crowds to a relaxing Gulf Shores Vacation Rentals beach house. Our homes are the perfect place to recover from a long day filled with sun, sand, and excitement. After a night in our designer homes, you'll awake refreshed, recharged, and ready for the next day's adventure. Many of our vacation rentals are located in West Beach, a beautiful section of Gulf Shores that offers fewer crowds, quieter neighborhoods, and plenty of white sugar shores to go around.

With our wide selection of large vacation homes, you will find a beach house that has plenty of room for all your friends and family during the Hangout Music Festival. Our homes feature luxury amenities, high-end furnishing and decor, and spacious living areas. In addition, our homes have everything you need for a fun-filled beach vacation including oceanfront views, private pools, and homes stocked with the beach day essentials. Browse our vacation rentals today to find the perfect place to stay during Hangout Fest this year. Then, give us a call! We'd can't wait to help you plan your next Gulf Shores vacation!

See you in Gulf Shores,

Susan & Geoff Gaberino

Gulf Shores Vacation Rentals

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