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Published: 2012/02/06

The Hangout Confirms Dave Matthews Band, Jack White, Skrillex, String Cheese Incident, Wilco, Dispatch, Steve Winwood, The Flaming Lips, Chris Cornell, STS9 and Michael Franti & Spearhead

Dave Matthews Band, Jack White, Skrillex, String Cheese Incident, Wilco, Dispatch, Steve Winwood, The Flaming Lips, Chris Cornell, STS9 and Michael Franti & Spearhead are among the acts slated to appear at the third-annual Hangout Music Fest. Recently named Pollstar’s “Best Festival of the Year,” The Hangout will return to the sandy beaches of Gulf Shores, Alabama from May 18-20.

Dave Matthews Band and Jack White—the latter of whom announced his appearance at the festival late last week—will each headline a day of The Hangout while Skrillex will anchor the festival’s dance tent. A third main stage headliner will be confirmed in the coming weeks. The Hangout will also boast performances by several recently re-activated bands, including Dispatch and The String Cheese Incident as well as Dave Matthews Band’s first confirmed appearance of the year.

Other act slated to appear include: Gogol Bordello, Flogging Molly, Paul Oakenfold, G. Love and Special Sauce, Randy Newman, Dr. Dog, Dawes, M Ward, Coheed & Cambria, Yelawolf, Switchfoot, Julian Marley, Cage the Elephant, Zed’s Dead, Mavis Staples, Sphongle, Young the Giant, Alabama Shakes, Gary Clark Jr, The Devil Makes Three, Paper Diamond, Futurebirds and Rebelution. The Flaming Lips are expected to perform Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon in its entirety during their marquee set.

According to the festival’s promoters, The 2012 Hangout will cap this year’s attendance at 35,000 attendees per day, but add a considerable amount of new space to the festival’s grounds. The Hangout will offer a Hammock Beach—a shaded area with art installations—and the Sky-bar tower—which offers offering 360-degree views of the festival—as well as amusement rides, water stations with free refills for all guests, live comedy and a family-friendly kids’ stage at The Hangout club.

In addition, the Fest has teamed up with ReverbNation for the “2012 Hang Loose Band Competition” to find one more band for the event. The winner will perform at the festival, and receive three-day passes to enjoy the whole experience. Competition submissions and rules can be found on the festival’s homepage.

Additional acts will be confirmed in the coming weeks. For a look at the Hangout’s previous years, be sure to visit our video section for a slew of performances recorded at last year’s gathering.

Here’s a look at the Hangout’s lineup

Dave Matthews Band
Jack White
String Cheese Incident
The Flaming Lips Perform Dark Side of the Moon
Steve Winwood
Chris Cornell
Gogol Bordello
Michael Franti & Spearhead
Mac Miller
Flogging Molly
Coheed & Cambria
Paul Oakenfold
G. Love and Special Sauce
Randy Newman
Dr. Dog
Young the Giant
Cage the Elephant
Alabama Shakes
M Ward
Julian Marley
Zeds Dead
Mavis Staples
Gary Clark Jr
Allen Stone
Big Freedia
The Devil Makes Three
Paper Diamond
Hey Rosetta!
Sleeper Agent
The Lumineers
Tribal Seeds
Rich Aucoin
Jamie Bergeron


There are 5 comments associated with this post

Frinkazoid February 7, 2012, 09:07:28

With a few exceptions, this is the weakest line up for a major festival I’ve seen in awhile…pales in comparison to last year.

makersandh2o February 7, 2012, 09:46:54

That does look just awful. I hope everyone can get refunds who put a deposit down. I was planning on going, but this is just not my cup of jam…last year definitely was awesome…this is just really disappointing Hangout! Going the way of Bonnaroo?$?$?

makersandh2o February 7, 2012, 09:50:31

Was hoping Phish would find their way to this one, too…

Jerry had it right February 7, 2012, 12:02:15

Alabama getaway..get away

??????? February 7, 2012, 22:29:57

so getting good music is going the way of the bonnaroo?$?$ wait till their lineup comes out and youll be eating your words (and some fish too)

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