With 2018 in the books, FestivalPulse dives deeper into the spring festival lineup. Up first, Hangout Music Festival taking place May 17th – 19th in Gulf Shores, Alabama.
The Lineup – Three Must See Headliners
Travis Scott – He is concluding his Astroworld Tour Circuit with a few stops at prominent festivals. His highly acclaimed album Astroworld continues his unique blend of pleasing pop-rap. “Sicko Mode” is an unforgettable track. It’s chaotic combination with Drake features multiple time changes and is widely lauded as one of the albums biggest hits. Stargazing” feature Scott’s memorable lyrics alongside trap beats, recalling his 2016 album Birds on the Track Sing McKnight.
The crowd is bound to be rocking as Scott is sure to hype up the crowd to follow his lyric “and it ain’t a mosh pit if ain’t no injuries.”
Khalid – Khalid has continued his rise to the top with the release of his newest album Suncity. “Saturday” and “Better” feature Khalid’s powerful vocals alongside melodic synths. Although Khalid is no longer a teen, his lyrics resonate with the young generation, which are sure to be out in full force at Hangout. Other fan favorites like “Young Dumb and Broke” and “American Teen” are groves that will sway the festival goers as they soak up the sun.
Kygo – The Norwegian Deep House producer has plenty of smooth dance hits to quench the dance needs of the Hangout festival goers. His most recent single “Happy Now” has quickly taken to the Top 40 charts and boasts lively keyboard beats that have become a staple of his work. Fans can expect a deep lineup of hits as he has 9 songs with over 90,000,000 plays according to spotify.
The Lineup – Three Undercards to Watch
Superorganism – This indie-electronic group has risen to prominence over the last two years. The band is a seemingly eclectic collection of members: eight different countries are represented each with different musical backgrounds. This results in a splendidly idiosyncratic blend of eccentric pop grooves. “Something for your M.I.N.D” and “Everybody Wants to be Famous” are their biggest hits that feature seemingly unrelated audio samples that blend into a cacophony of electronic chaos that leaves you with an unyielding desire to hear it again. Given their recent surge into the spotlight, they will be an act you do not want to miss.
Mura Musa – This is another Indie-Electronic performer that features a wide array of electro-pop tracks. His most popular track “Love$ick” featuring A$AP Rocky has amassed nearly 200,000,000 plays on spotify. Other fan favorites are “Firefly” and “Complicated” that include upbeat synth riffs paired with thumping bass beats.
Bazzi – A Michigan native who has been making his name in the pop industry. Getting his start on youtube singing covers, he has thrived in newfound spotlight with his hit single “Mind.” His soulful voice effortlessly blends R&B, pop, and rap. He will surely be a must watch as he enters the prime of the festival season.
The Festival – Three Must Try Events
Roller Disco – Unleash your inner 80s and do a few laps on the old roller skating rink. Nothing exemplifies relaxation more than roller skating with the ocean breeze through your hair.
Beach Volleyball – Find some new friends on the volleyball court. This classic beach sport is a great way to spend the time between sets, and maybe you can climb the ladder to be the king of the court!
Wedding Chapel – During the weekend check out the wedding tent and you might be able to see newlyweds taking their vows! Real weddings will be performed and you can witness it all from the beach!
Interested in attending? 3 Day passes start from $279 and can be purchased here.