Hangout Fest lineup: The Weeknd, Florence and the Machine, Alabama Shakes, Calvin Harris and more
East of New Orleans, there aren't many hip music festivals on the Gulf Coast that draw fans from all over the Southeast, including thousands from Florida.
One of them, the Hangout Music Festival, sits just across the Sunshine State line, right on the beach in Gulf Shores, Ala. Next year's lineup was just unveiled, and odds are a ton of fans will be driving up from Tampa Bay to take part in the action.
The Weeknd, Florence and the Machine, Alabama Shakes, Calvin Harris, Ellie Goulding, Lennie Kravitz, Cage the Elephant, Run the Jewels and Haim are among the biggest names on the bill for Hangout 2016, scheduled for May 20-22. Other big names: Walk the Moon, Fetty Wap, the Neighbourhood, Courtney Barnett, Silversun Pickups, Flume, Panic! At The Disco, Grimes, Jason Isbell, Foals, Alessia Cara, Big Grams (Big Boi and Phantogram) and more.
Keep in mind, almost every year, at least a couple of Hangout Fest acts end up coming to Tampa Bay, too -- sometimes for the 97X Memorial Day BBQ, sometimes for the Sunset Music Festival, sometimes for Big Guava. That could be the case next year, too, so start your wishlist!
Tickets to Hangout 2016 start at $249 and go on sale Thursday. Click here for details.
The rest of the lineup follows after the jump.
Other Hangout Fest 2016 acts: Miike Snow, X Ambassadors, Bro Safari, the Chainsmokers, Portugal. The Man, Moon Taxi, 3LAU, Kurt Vile and the Violators, Borns, Thomas Jack, Coleman Hell, the Wailers, Mayer Hawthorne, Nahko and Medicine for the People, Brett Dennen, the Struts, Atlas Genius, Vince Staples, Pepper, Raury, Snails, Stick Figure, Judah and the Lion, Tourist, Kaleo, Magic Man, Health, Alison Wonderland, the Griswolds, Hippie Sabotage, the Revivalists, Givers, Coasts, Phases, Bully, Lizzo, Jack Novak, the Royal Concept, Pell, Bass Drum of Death, Jai Wolf, Muddy Magnolias, Meg Mac, Lazyboy Empire, Jerry Folk, Speaker of the House, Powers, Lost Kings, Half Moon Run, Strangers You Know and Koa.
-- Jay Cridlin