UPDATE Watch and download The Flaming Lips’ 2011 Hangout Fest set here – as filmed by concert video extraordinaire Jim Charna with professionally recorded and mixed audio provided by The Future Heart.
The Full 2012 line-up was announced on February 7th. Headlined by Jack White and the Dave Matthews Band, it will also features The Flaming Lips performing Dark Side of the Moon, Wilco, Dr. Dog, Dawes and an ecclectic mix of others (Dispatch, Steve Winwood, STS9, Gogol Bordello, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Flogging Molly, Coheed & Cambria, Paul Oakenfold, Randy Newman, Cage the Elephant, Alabama Shakes, more)…
In the weeks leading up to Alabama’s Hangout Music Festival there was a lot of buzz around it – including numerous ticket promotions and a relatively heavy ad campaign. Hangout also arranged for iClips and Spin to webcast it. Allof this and the addition of a fifth stage for its second year could be seen as signs of their aspirations. Will the (sold-out) Hangout break-out as the next big name festival? Will it become to May what Coachella is to April, Bonnaroo is to June, Lollapalooza is to August and ACL is to Autumn??
Self-proclaimed as “Three Days of Sun, Sand and Music”, Hangout is the only festival on a beach, distinguishing it from the sweaty (sometimes muddy) open fields of most fests. That alone could offer a unique vibe to build upon over coming years. But more importantly, it’s the artists that will draw music-lovers and frat boys alike to the Gulf Shores (not to mention music-loving sorority sisters, and perhaps even their parents). Hangout overtly covers all angles and demographics of the rock festival talent market. Making Friday the unofficial jam-band night, Saturday is more alt-and-indie-oirented, and Sunday tips towards rootsy. They’ve managed to bring in some big draws as well: Cee Lo Green, Foo Fighters, Black Keys and Paul Simon. So beautiful, or so what? We’ll see…
On Friday, May 20 — Widespread Panic, My Morning Jacket, STS9, Bassnectar, The Warren Haynes Band, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Umphrey’s McGee
On Saturday, May 21 — The Flaming Lips, Cee Lo Green, Primus, The Foo Fighters, The Avett Brothers, Minus The Bear, Medeski Martin and Wood, The Dead Confederate and Mariachi El Bronx (one of several bands Ray Suen is in; he sometimes plays with The Flaming Lips too – and apparently will at the Hangout; he’ll also possibly join them at the Dave Matthew Caravan shows, as he did at the Atlanta Soft Bulletin shows). Note though, this is not a Soft Bulletin show (as incorrectly reported by several sites).
On Sunday, May 22 — Paul Simon, The Black Keys, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Girl Talk, Ween, Matisyahu, Drive-By Truckers, Amos Lee, JJ Grey & Mofro, Old Crow Medicine Show, Keller Williams, Galactic, Trombone Shorty, Portugal The Man and many more.
If you are going, bring 10 cans of non-perishable food to donate to the Conscious Alliance food drive to receive a free poster.
2:15 – Brandi Carlile
3:30 – Umphrey’s McGee
4:30 – Grace Potter
5:45 – Warren Haynes Band
7:00 – STS9
8:30 – Widespread Panic (Audio Only)
1:30 – Slightly Stoopid
2:30 – Mariachi El Bronx
3:30 – Cee Lo Green
4:30 – Primus
5:45 – Avett Brothers
7:15 – The Flaming Lips
8:45 – Soja
1:00 – Easy Star All Stars
2:00 – Matisyahu
3:15 – Keller Williams
4:00 – Ween
6:00 – Michael Franti
7:30 – Galactic
9:00 – TBA
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