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The Weeknd, Florence + The Machine, Cage the Elephant among chief Hangout Fest acts

Among the dozen or so festivals I covered for Grimy Goods in 2015, the beach-side Hangout Fest stood out as easily the most unique and definitely one of the most memorable of the bunch. When Beck’s fest-closing set ended last year, I was already making plans to come back in 2016. Headlining the 2016 edition […]

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Beck closes Hangout Fest with a bang — is the beach-side fest the Coachella of the south?

The beach-side Hangout Music Festival saved the best for last on an action-packed Sunday night headlined by a greatest hits-type set from the GRAMMY award-winning Beck. A wonderful weekend at Gulf Shores all came to a close with Beck wasting no time getting to the classics. My media wristband allowed me access to the VIP […]

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Father John Misty, Sylvan Esso upstage headliners Saturday at Hangout Fest

The weather forecast in Gulf Shores for day two of Hangout Fest was not looking great as the day approached. Somehow, the skies held up and it turned out to be a beautiful day packed full of awesome music and good times. The headliners were upstaged by some of the talent on the undercard on […]

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Foo Fighters shred day one of Hangout Fest, but the ladies rule the day

Foo Fighters close out day one of Hangout Fest 2015 The Foo Fighters took their role as Friday headliners at Hangout Fest seriously, pulling out all the stops in a two-plus hour set on the main stage. “We’re going to play as many songs as we can until they kick us off the f*cking stage,” […]

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Hangout Fest 2015 brings bands — and DJs — to the beach

Photo via Hangout Festival Grimy Goods contributor Mark E. Ortega is embarking on a six-week music festival tour around the United States. After a stop at Shaky Knees in Atlanta, Mark’s next stop is Gulf Shores, Alabama for Hangout Fest. Here’s a preview of the festival below. There’s that old saying about how you shouldn’t […]

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