hangout fest

General - $249

  • 3 Day Festival Access
  • 6 Stages of Music
  • Over 70 Bands
  • Re-Entry All Weekend
  • Lot's of Free Activities
  • Bathing suit not included
  • The Beach!

VIP - $1099

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

Super VIP - $1599

  • Includes All VIP Amenities
  • Meals prepared by celebrity chefs
  • Air-conditioned dining room
  • Elevated viewing area w/ Hot Tubs at Main Stage
  • Festival Golf Cart Transportation
  • Concierge Service

GET A SHUTTLE PASS WITH YOUR TICKET

Hangout shuttles are the best way to get to and from the festival each day as parking is extremely limited. Shuttle passes sold out in 2014 and we expect them to sell out again this year. We highly encourage you to purchase shuttle ticket in advance, the best way is by purchasing a ticket bundle.

Click here to purchase a shuttle ticket.

What You Need To Know

Festival Hours

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

Box Office

Wednesday, May 13th :: 10am-8pm
Thursday, May 14th :: 10am-9pm
Friday, May 15th :: 9am-10pm
Saturday, May 16th :: 10am-10pm
Sunday, May 17th :: 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 things 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 more info on accessibility at Hangout Fest please click here or email access@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.

Drug and Alcohol Policy

The Hangout Music Festival has a zero tolerance policy for all illegal activities. Drug use is ABSOLUTELY PROHIBITED and all city and state laws will be enforced inside the festival. Underage drinking will not be tolerated. You must be 21 or older to drink alcohol.

Minimum Age

This is an event for adults. You must be 18 or older to attend. If you want to bring your kids, they are welcomed, but must have a ticket and be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times . Kids under 10 (accompanied by a parent) get in free.

2014 Activities

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Alabama Gulf Seafood

Choose from a wide selection of fresh shrimp, gumbos, jambalayas, and oysters prepared by regional restaurants. Plus, you won't miss a moment of music at our relocated BMI stage inside the courtyard. And, to top it off, did we mention our new Olmeca Altos margarita bar?

BMI Stage

This year the BMI stage will be part of our newly expanded outdoor Alabama Seafood Courtyard. Performers include Bronze Radio Return, Desert Noises, Dugas, Empires, Ethan Tucker, Lonely Biscuits, Shakey Graves, St. Paul and the Broken Bones, The Wans, Wild Belle, and Wild Cub.

Red Bull Sound Select Stage

You can find these bands on the Red Bull Sound Select stage located in The Hangout Courtyard. Performers include Chance the Rapper, Gemini Club, Mystery Skulls, Bad Suns, John and Jacob, Los Colognes, Moon Taxi, Electric Sons, Black Cadillacs, The Tontons, Le1f and Wrestles (formerly Bagheera).

Lockers

Looking for a safe way to store your belongings while you’re at Hangout Music Festival? This year the Hangout is introducing personal lockers so you can free up your hands without worrying about losing anything in the sand. Reserve your locker here.

Waterslide

The water slide is back! Ride the Slide while listening to your favorite bands on the Palladia Stage.

Discover Great Lounge

Hang with MTV, MTV2, VH1 and CMT at the Pizza Hut Discover Great Lounge. Play ping pong, take part in the beach volleyball challenge, and get screen printed shirts, all while recharging your phone! And, watch for our Discover Great artists to stop by.

Camelbak

CamelBak is making sure you stay hydrated throughout the festival. Bring a reusable bottle or a hydration pack to the festival and CamelBak will fill it with FREE freshly filtered water. Stop by any of the four CamelBak refill stations around the festival all weekend to fill up and help to eliminate waste!

The Great Recycle

Want to earn swag for helping to keep the beach clean during Hangout? Visit the Great Recycle to pick up a bag to fill with recyclable beverage containers. Then, simply trade in your full bag of recyclables for a free shirt or hat! Swing by the Honest Tea tent for more info!

Life is good Apparel

Do What You Like. Like What You Do… Life is good apparel- Look great, do good. Visit Life is good in the Foam Pop fashion tent and help a great cause! Life is good donates 10% of annual net profits to help kids in need.

blu Beach Club

Cucumber water, fresh and delicious. Charging towers for your mobile devices, ready to go. Resort style service and access to blu’s private beach with ocean access, we’re not kidding. Meet your favorite artists, yeah they are coming too. Follow blu on Twitter for more information! Brought to you by blu eCigs®. Restricted to adults +19, ID required. NOT FOR SALE TO MINORS.

FAQ

The lineup will be announced in early 2015.

The Hangout Fest 2015 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 2015.

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 February 20, 2015 to choose your route.

Support@eventbrite.com will be able to answer your question! If you have a question about the festival itself, send us an email at info@hangoutmusicfest.com.

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.

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 under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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.

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 2015 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 2015 sale for 2014 ticket holders. Those tickets quickly sold out. As a result, we will not be having our Black Friday sale.

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.

For any questions related to press/media at the festival contact press@hangoutmusicfest.com. Check back for more information regarding press credentials for the 2015 Hangout Music Festival in early 2015.

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.

We receive a large number of e-mails each day, please be patient and we will respond to your e-mail as soon as possible, in the order it is received.

Directions

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

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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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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.