The Hangout is a one-of-a-kind music festival that takes place on the beautiful beaches of Gulf Shores, AL. Come hang out with 35,000 of your closest friends for an incredible party featuring over 70 bands. Soak up the sun and dance in the sand, this is the Hangout!

The festival is located just few miles from the Florida border and can be easily reached from the Pensacola FL and Mobile AL airports. There are a ton of nearby condos that you can rent - many of which are located within walking distance to the festival.

Tickets
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General Admission

$229 Regular Price

($189 Early Bird Sold Out)

3 Day Festival Access
6 Stages of Music
Re- Entry All Weekend
Bathing suit not included

VIP Admission

$999 Regular Price

($799 Early Bird Sold Out)

VIP Viewing areas at 2 main stages
Access to the Thursday Night Kickoff Party
Private air-conditioned restrooms
Main stage VIP swimming pools
Shaded VIP Grove
Complimentary Snacks & Beverages
Complimentary Beer, Spirits & Wine

Super VIP Admission

$1,599 Regular Price

($1,399 Early Bird Sold Out)

Includes All VIP Amenities
Meals prepared by celebrity chefs
Air-conditioned dining room
Access to the Thursday Night Kickoff Party
Elevated viewing area w/ Hot Tubs at Main Stage
Golf Cart Transportation at the Festival
Concierge Service

Shuttle Pass



The Hangout offers a pre-paid shuttle service from local accommodations to the festival each day.

Parking near the festival is extremely limited. Seriously, keep your car parked and let us do the driving.

Click here for more info on routes and times

Event Info

Festival Hours

Thursday , May 15th :: 4pm-11pm
Friday, May 16th :: 11am-11pm
Saturday, May 17th :: 11am-11pm
Sunday, May 18th :: 11am-11pm
*Times subject to change

Box Office

Wednesday, May 14th :: 10am-8pm
Thursday, May 15th :: 10am-9pm
Friday, May 16th :: 9am-10pm
Saturday, May 17th :: 10am-10pm
Sunday, May 18th :: 10am-9pm

Wristbands & Re-Entry

Wristbands MUST be worn for entry into the Festival and allow you to re-enter the Festival at anytime. Brownie points if you keep yours on after the fest. Visit the FAQ's for more info.

Keep Our Beaches Clean

The only thing we should leave on the beach are our foot prints. Please make sure you pick up your trash. Sea life and turtles can be harmed by trash left on the beach.

Hangout Fest ADA

The Hangout Music Festival provides ADA accessible parking, entrances, restrooms, viewing and seating. Seating in the ADA Viewing area is limited and one companion may accompany each ADA patron. For any ADA Access questions please email info@hangoutmusicfest.com.

Parking & Shuttles

The Hangout offers a pre-paid shuttle service to the festival each day from various locations throughout the area.

Parking near the festival is extremely limited. Seriously, keep your car parked and let us do the driving.

FAQ

The lineup will be announced in early 2014.

The Hangout Fest 2014 schedule will be released closer to festival dates. We will be releasing schedules and maps on hangoutmusicfest.com and on the Hangout Music Fest App.

Wristbands will ship to ticket buyers in April 2014.

Yes! When you are asked to select your shuttle route, choose "I Don't Know Yet". You can log-in to your Eventbrite account at any time prior to April 15 2014 to choose your route.

Here are some things you might want to pack:

  • Don't forget sunscreen. No one thinks a sunburn is sexy.
  • Blankets & beach towels
  • Non-professional cameras (detachable lenses not allowed)
  • One (1) empty water container up to 2 litres in size
  • Camelbak style water bottles are allowed but must be EMPTY to enter (there are refill stations inside the Festival)
  • Remember, if you need prescription medicine it MUST be in a marked bottle that matches YOUR ID.
  • Traveling with toddlers? Think about bringing Baby Stroller or small wagons.

Looking for the ultimate festival bucket list experience? The Big Kahuna ticket is for you. As a Big Kahuna you get all the perks of being a Super VIP (including access to a private air-conditioned dining room serving meals prepared by celebrity chefs). Plus you can watch beach stage performances from the stage and you get access to the legendary Hangout Artist Lounge. Oh yeah, you also get a 24/7 Personal Concierge. There are very few Big Kahuna tickets available and they sell out quickly. For Big Kahuna tickets please call (888) 786-0270.

The party gets started on Thursday, May 15th with the Hangout's annual Thursday Kickoff Party. The party which features Girl Talk, Iron and Wine, Wolfmother, Bonobo DJ Set, Dumpstaphunk and Bombay Bicycle Club is a separately ticketed event. If you are a VIP ticket holder, you get in for free. Otherwise, you can purchase tickets here.

Children aged 10 and under are admitted FREE if accompanied by a ticket-holding adult. Due to safety concerns, we cannot admit more than 2 children per supervising adult. Children 16 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

The following items are prohibited:

We ask you keep the following items at home, for your safety and the safety of everyone here at Hangout!

  • Weapons of any kind
  • Illegal substances (including narcotics) or drug paraphernalia
  • Framed or large backpacks (larger than a 20 x 15 x 13). Your shoulders will thank us!
  • Alcohol
  • Kites
  • Glowsticks
  • Glass containers
  • Outside food or beverages
  • Skateboards
  • Motorized carts or scooters – unless ADA verified
  • Bicycles (inside Festival grounds – bike racks will be available near the entrance)
  • Large chains or spiked jewelry (spikes longer than 3/4 of an inch will be confiscated).
  • Fireworks / Sparklers / Firecrackers
  • Chinese Lanterns
  • Umbrellas
  • Chairs of any kind
  • Coolers of any size
  • Tents or canopies of any kind
  • Pets (except service dogs)
  • Video equipment: No video recording will be allowed
  • Professional still camera equipment (no detachable lenses, no tripods, big zooms, or commercial use rigs)
  • Any audio recording equipment
  • Flags and Flagpoles
  • No unauthorized/unlicensed vendors allowed
  • And remember – BE NICE, OR GO HOME!

Heatstroke is not cool. Drink lots of water. Free water fountains and filling stations will be located throughout the Festival park. Bring & wear sunscreen. Cool off (and freshen up) at the misting areas on site. Each fan is allowed to bring one (1) empty water container (up to 2 litres in size).

We encourage attendees not to bring backpacks. If you are bringing a pack, please make sure it is small (no larger than 20 x 15 x 13). All bags will be thoroughly checked. There will be an express entrance line for fans who come without backpacks. We apologize for any delays or inconvenience but your safety is our primary concern.

Yes! This year, the Hangout is introducing personal lockers so you can free up your hands without worrying about losing anything in the sand. Learn more and reserve your locker for the weekend here.

Reasonably priced food (including vegetarian/vegan options) and drinks will be available on-site. More information about the food vendors and options will be released prior to the Festival.

Wristbands cannot be removed and must be worn all three days for entry into the Festival.

Please don’t remove, stretch or tamper with your wristband in any way or you will be denied entry (and that will make us sad).

Wristbands are non-transferable, non-exchangeable and cannot be replaced.

Single day tickets for the 2014 Hangout Festival will not be available. We sold a limited amount of single day tickets in 2013 as a result of a sponsor promotion. Due to the increasing demand of weekend passes, we will not be repeating the single day ticket promotion this year.

Instead of having a Black Friday sale this year, the Hangout Festival held a one-day loyalty 2014 sale for 2013 ticket holders. Those tickets quickly sold out. As a result, we will not be having our Black Friday sale.

Hangout Music Fest Payment Plan Tickets Are Available For A Limited Time Only at http://hangoutpaymentplan.eventbrite.com. You can purchase General Admission tickets in 3 installments of only $60, and a final payment of $58. To take advantage of this offer, you must register make your initial payment by December 30th 2013 at 11:59 PM EST (or when Advance Price Tickets sell out).

Here is how it works:

  1. Reserve Your Hangout GA Ticket Today!
    Make an initial payment of $60 *
    * All shipping and fees are included in this first installment

  2. Pay $60 The First Two Months, and $58 The Third Month *
    Take the time to pay your monthly installments

    Payment Schedule:
    January 15 2014: $60
    February 17 2014: $60
    March 17 2014: $58

  3. Start Making Your Festival Plans
    Book a condo and recruit your friends to join you on the beach. Remember, with the payment plan you are GUARANTEED a ticket to the Hangout, even if the festival sells-out!

Your first payment will reserve your ticket(s). All additional payments will be automatically charged to the credit card used for the initial purchase. If, for any reason, any of your payments are declined, in whole or in part, then your order and your tickets will be cancelled and any payment received as of that date will be kept by the Hangout Music Fest. You will still owe the balance of the full amount due for each ticket and you authorize Eventbrite and the Hangout Music Fest to charge your credit card for any balance due.

Refunds are not allowed after a ticket is purchased.

Each year hundreds of our amazing fans get tricked into buying a wristband or print at home ticket from Craigslist, eBay, or a ticket broker site. Unfortunately, many of these are already used or are counterfeits. Only tickets purchased from EventBrite are considered valid purchases. Your attempt to save cash will probably cost you more money, a lot of trouble and ultimately will keep you from attending the festival.

And remember, some sneaky people might even try to sell their wristbands to you. However, removal or tampering of a wristband automatically voids it. We check every wristband to make sure it has not been tampered with or removed. You will be caught and you will be escorted directly from the festival.

There will be a number of ATMs located at the Festival. Their locations will be marked on the Festival Map.

We make every effort to create a safe environment at the festival. To ensure this, we have security and medical staff working throughout the Festival. If you're experiencing any problems whatsoever, locate a Festival staff member, security guard, or police officer.

If you need medical assistance, seek out the medical tent, or look for a police officer or Festival staff member. Please refer to the Festival Map for the exact location of the Medical tents.

Due to safety concerns we have an enforced 500 ft NO-BOATING ZONE off the Hangout site. However there are miles of beautiful open waters around the site for your boating pleasure.

We hope you don't lose anything at this year's Festival, but if you do, stop by the Hangout Info Booth. Not coming back to The Hangout? You can email lostandfound@hangoutmusicfest.com to inquire about your lost item. Be sure to include the type, brand, color and any additional info you can provide to identify the item.

You can contact us using the following link: Contact Us.

Directions

The Hangout Music Fest is located at 101 E Beach Blvd in Gulf Shores, Alabama. View Map

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Driving

Driving to the Hangout Music Fest is easy from cities across the southeast and mid-west. Atlanta, Chattanooga, Memphis, Athens, Asheville, Tampa Bay, Gainesville, Nashville and Houston are all just a short day's drive away. And if you live in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Birmingham, Montgomery or Jackson, you can be here in a few hours.

Once you hop off I-65, I-10 or Highway 98, the Gulf Shores Parkway and Beach Express make it easy cruise straight down to the beach and the Hangout Music Fest.

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Flying

Most major airlines fly into nearby Mobile and Pensacola airports. Both airports are about an hour's drive from the Hangout Music Fest, so once you land you'll want to rent a car.