This year Hangout Fest returns to Gulf Shores, Alabama for its thirteenth edition of another genre-bending lineup bringing artists from all over the music spectrum to the sandy beaches this May 17-19. While hosting roughly 35,000 concert goers directly along the beaches on the Gulf of Mexico, Hangout Fest is more than just three days of live music. It’s a fun and relaxing beach vacation experience surrounded by white sands and beautiful turquoise water. Headlining the three-day festival are power houses, Zach Bryan, Lana Del Rey and ODESZA.

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Following the festivals tradition of diversity, this year’s lineup includes an eclectic variety of genres for fans with many different pallets. Lovers of electronic music will appreciate acts like The Chainsmokers, Subtronics, Alice Wonderland, Chromeo, Le Youth, and Dom Dolla. Fans of alternative rock will get to enjoy Cage The Elephant, A Day To Remember, and All Time Low. Hip hop enthusiasts will get to experience acts like longtime legend Nelly, as well as newcomers Flyana Boss, NLE Choppa, Doechii, and Sexyy Red. Pop sensation and Alabama’s own, Jessie Murph is returning after his impressive performance at Hangout Fest 2023. Acts like Megan Moroney, Dylan Gossett, Jaime Wyatt, and Koe Wetzel will keep the country fans engaged while they wait for Zach Bryan.



Top Sets To Catch

Lana Del Rey

Singer-songwriter megastar, Lana Del Rey is fresh off her 2023 Did You Know That There’s a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd Tour where she supported her latest album of the same title, which has earned her 5 nominations for 2024 Grammy Awards including Album of the Year and Best Alternative Music Album. Maybe fans at Hangout Fest will get a small taste from her unreleased project Lasso, a new country album releasing this September.

Chappell Roan

Chappell is everywhere these days, including recently making her late night debut on Stephen Colbert, and winning over huge crowds at Coachella in April. At Hangout, she’s one of many great acts that will take the stage earlier in the day. Chappell takes to the mainstage at 3:00 pm on Saturday. If you’re looking for other opportunities for a bit of dancing and positive vibes before the sun starts to set, we also recommend G Flip on Friday.

Zach Bryan

Zach Bryan made a huge impact on the country music scene in 2023 with a chart topping self-titled album, being named Billboard’s top new artist of 2023, and three nominations including Best Country Album, Best Country Song for “I Remember Everything” featuring Kacey Musgraves, and Best Country Duo Performance. With a new album coming out fans expect another mega tour to follow, but until then catch him headlining the final day of Hangout Fest.


ODESZA is known for bringing high-energy experiences to the stage. The electronic music duo has been cemented as one of the top groups in the EDM scene. They consistently release chart topping music, while also creating scores for films, and are on the road endlessly. Their latest tour, The Last Goodbye Tour hit 40 different cities just in the US and is concluding with a 4 city run this summer titled Finale, hitting California, New York, Colorado, and finally their home state Washington. Before then, come see them bring that energy to the Hangout Fest stage.


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In between enjoying the live acts there are a lot of activities to break up the days including an in-venue pool, volleyball areas, slip-and-slides at Camp Hangout, and multiple beach dance clubs. If you have VIP access you get faster admittance with a dedicated entry lane, complimentary cocktails and food at the VIP Grove. If you’re a super VIP you get a personal viewing area and an elevated deck at the Hangout Main Stage, as well as a golf cart shuttle service that transports you between stages, and complimentary decadent meals offered by award winning chefs all weekend.

Key Details

Tickets are on sale now and start at $299 and can be purchased on their website here. Gulf Shores is an hour drive from Pensacola, FL and Mobile, AL airports, with the town itself offering multiple lodging packages that include hotels, beach houses, Air BnB’s, and condominiums close by. If you’re driving from out of state and want to extend your vacation, New Orleans is only a 3 hour drive from Gulf Shores.

Visit for more information about the 2024 edition of Hangout Fest. Follow their Instagram for schedule updates and announcements.

Ben Wong

Ben Wong

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