The sixth annual Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores, Alabama kicked off last night.
It’s a three-day musical festival for fans to enjoy themselves on the beach and watch their favourite artists enjoy themselves, as well.
The festival was founded in 2009 by A.J. Niland and Shaun Zislin, according to the Wikipedia page. The name of the festival derives its name from Zislin’s restaurant called The Hangout in Alabama. Their first festival was attended by 13,000 to 15,000 per day in 2010, according to the Wikipedia page.
The festival has experienced great growth over the number of years it’s been going on, selling out three months early for the 2012 festival. Last year, 40,000 tickets were sold to the event.
The event is broadcast on MTV if you cannot make it to the event in person, or can’t afford to go. While on the website, it doesn’t look as if the 3-day general admission is sold out, the sales have ended and it the tickets cost about $280 with service fees.
According to a Jambase article posted earlier today, the line-up being broadcast includes Paramore, Skrillex, Zac Brown Band, Umphrey’s McGee, Jenny Lewis, and Beck will be closing out the show on Sunday. Foo Fighters will also be performing at the event.
And the 3-Day VIP pass, which has sold out, sells for $1,150. Remember, if you can’t afford that, the performances are still being broadcast on television and on-line.