Ultimate Guide to Hangout Music Fest 2024

Taking place annually, Hangout Music Festival not only offers a unique beachfront ambiance but also pulls together a diverse lineup that caters to a variety of musical tastes and preferences. Attendees can experience everything from indie and rock to hip-hop and electronic dance music, all while enjoying the scenic backdrop of the Gulf of Mexico. In addition to the music, the festival features various amenities and activities, including beach volleyball, hammock lounges, art installations, and a plethora of food and drink options to ensure a full and festive experience. This event is a perfect blend of vacation and entertainment, ideal for those looking to kick off their summer with rhythm and waves.

There are several new things to note at this year’s festival ranging from stages, experiences and specialty ticket upgrades.

While this year we are saying goodbye to the Boom Boom Stage on the street, the new and improved version is called Boom on the Beach presented by SHEIN and is taking the place of where the Surf Stage used to be and will feature party acts including The Chainsmokers, Subtronics, Dom Dolla, Alison Wonderland, Sexyy Red, TroyBoi, Disco Lines, Daily Bread, Kasbo, Odd Mob x OMNOM: HYPERBEAM, Westend and BUNT. There will be more LED, more lighting and more lasers than ever before.

There is also a brand new stage slated for this year on the beach. Shoreline presented by Malibu Rum is the only stage with the Gulf of Mexico as the stage backdrop – you’ll be able to see right through the stage to the water. Here you will be able to catch performances by Koe Wetzel, Doechii, Megan Moroney, NLE Choppa, Qveen Herby, Del Water Gap, The Beaches, Dylan Gossett, Dexter and The Moonrocks, hemlocke springs, Dasha and Brenn!

With all the music to be had, don’t forget to nosh before you mosh. The Hangout Nosh Pit will be serving snacks all day long in this brand-new shaded dining pavilion adjacent to Boom on the Beach.  Hangout has also doubled the shade with three large shade structures on the beach and two large shaded dining pavilions at Big Tap – which is part of the new Nosh Pit experience.

If you opted for “upgraded” ticket options like GA Plus, VIP and Super VIP there are new additions to the amenities this year as well.

The GA Plus lounge has significantly enhanced its amenities by incorporating permanent bathroom facilities, ensuring comfort and convenience for guests. Added features such as shade, a bar, and lockers provide a comprehensive and relaxing experience. Lounge seating offers a place to unwind, and the inclusion of a jungle gym adds a unique twist for those looking for some playful activity.

The VIP section has seen remarkable improvements at Boom on the Beach by expanding the area. This enhancement provides more shade, increases the viewing space, and introduces more seating options, elevating the overall guest experience. Additionally, the Hangout VIP Grove has introduced a variety of paid amenities. These include IV treatments for quick hydration, permanent jewelry options for memorable keepsakes, and a selection of gourmet coffee to enhance the leisure experience.

For those looking for the ultimate exclusive experience, the Super VIP areas have been upgraded to offer more exclusive and upfront viewing areas at both Hangout and Boom on the Beach, ensuring the best possible live event viewing for its attendees.

Returning this year with an exciting lineup of anticipated activities, the event promises to be a hit among attendees. A popular returning favorite is the whimsical wedding chapel, where festival-goers can partake in nuptial ceremonies. Another eye-catching attraction is the psychedelic bus, offering a unique visual experience sure to be talked about long after the event concludes.

Adding a touch of modern beach flair, the Shein Beach Club will be back, complete with its famous free swag giveaways that attendees love. Not to be missed is the iconic slurpee truck, providing daily free slurpee options to help guests stay cool and refreshed throughout the event.

For a luxurious escape, the EVA NYC tropical spa offers a perfect midday retreat. It’s a great spot for relaxation and rejuvenation, allowing guests to indulge in various spa treatments and emerge feeling refreshed and invigorated, ready to dive back into the festival activities. Whether it’s enjoying unexpected wedding fun, exploring vibrant visual expressions, chilling at the beach club, sipping on a slurpee, or unwinding at the spa, the event is sure to provide unforgettable experiences and memories.

Now let’s get down to the lineup and the must catch sets of the weekend. This year’s festival lineup will feature headliners ODESZA, Lana Del Rey and Zach Bryan. The genre-spanning lineup also including Dominic Fike, Reneé Rapp, Cage the Elephant, Jessie Murph, Doechii, Nelly, NLE Choppa, Sexyy Redd, A Day to Remember, All Time Low and more. The event will also feature sets from a gaggle of electronic acts, including The Chainsmokers, Alison Wonderland, Dom Dolla and Subtronics. Below are some highlights for some of the must see artists that should be on your radar.

The Beaches

Friday, 4:15pm-5:00pm, Shoreline Stage

The Beaches, a Canadian indie-rock band, will take the Shoreline stage Friday afternoon. The all-female band is a force to be reckoned with while performing on stage. Not only do they have great chemistry together as a band, they are immensely talented, and that shines through when they perform. Known for their dynamic live performances, The Beaches bring an unapologetically energetic vibe that captivates audiences. Drawing influences from rock and punk, their style is both unique and refreshing, embellished with catchy melodies and compelling lyrics. Fans and new listeners alike can anticipate a robust setlist featuring songs that highlight their musical prowess and strong vocal performances.

Brandi Cyrus

Saturday, 3:00pm-4:00pm, Monster Beach Club

Country-inspired EDM, affectionately known as “YeeDM,” is passionately embraced by music enthusiasts, and Brandi Cyrus stands as a trailblazer in this exhilarating movement. With roots deeply embedded in country music thanks to her legendary father, Billy Ray Cyrus, Brandi channels this rich heritage with every beat she drops. She isn’t content to merely replicate the sounds of her lineage; instead, she weaves them into the vibrant tapestry of dance music. Brandi’s performances are heartfelt symphonies, blending Whitney Houston’s iconic anthems with Tim McGraw’s poignant melodies. Each set is a heartfelt journey, a loving homage to her roots while boldly stepping into the boundless future of music.

Cage The Elephant

Saturday, 7:15pm-8:15pm, Hangout Stage

Cage the Elephant has firmly established a massive following in southwest Alabama since their hit “Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked” debuted 16 years ago. Their unrelenting journey has garnered them numerous AAA and alternative rock hits over the years. Their significance? They’re dropping a fresh album, “Neon Pill,” just one day before their performance. This is no coincidence—expect them to be at their all-time high, delivering an electrifying show. This set is poised to be a landmark event, with attendees treated to the first live renditions of the new tracks. The buzz around this album suggests a bold evolution in their music, ready to be unleashed on an eager audience.

Alison Wonderland

Saturday, 8:30pm-9:30pm, Boom on the Beach

Australian producer Alison Wonderland’s set promises to be an unforgettable experience for lovers of bass-heavy music. Known for her vibrant and energy-packed performances, Alison Wonderland masterfully blends a variety of genres including electropop, future bass, and chillwave, creating an electrifying atmosphere that resonates deeply with her audience. Her popular tracks like “I Want U”, “Anything”, “Down the Line” and her latest hit “Satellite” showcase her dynamic style and ability to produce music that makes the crowd pulse with excitement.

As she takes the stage on day two, attendees can anticipate a spellbinding show, where each drop and beat is carefully crafted to transport them to a state of sheer euphoria. Alison Wonderland is set to deliver a blockbuster finale that promises to be both exhilarating and mesmerizing, making it a pivotal moment of the festival. Following her set, the transition to the more subdued and harmonic vibes of ODESZA will provide the perfect balance, allowing festival-goers to wind down after riding the high of her thrilling performance.

Dexter and the Moonrocks

Sunday, 4:15pm-5:00pm, Shoreline Stage

Dexter and The Moonrocks are a sub-genre all their own. Fusing the sounds of red dirt country from their Abilene, Texas roots with Southern alt / alt-rock influences, they’ve cultivated their trailblazing, fan-labeled “Western Space Grunge” sound meticulously. Inspired by artists ranging from Rainbow Kitten Surprise and Foo Fighters to Tyler Childers and Colter Wall, the self-proclaimed “sad space cowboys” have found a distinct niche, quickly piquing the interest of an incredible community of fans with their edgy take on southern rock. Showcasing their fresh, unconventional sound on self-released and self-titled debut EP Dexter and The Moonrocks, the band connects instantly, moving people with their widely resonant lyrics on six tracks that explode with emotion, conviction, and energy.


Sunday, 8:15pm-9:15pm, Boom on the Beach

Dubstep enthusiasts are thrilled as Jesse Kardon, better known as Subtronics, will dominate the Boom on the Beach stage with his electrifying set on the festival’s closing day. Fans eagerly anticipate his banger “Griztronics,” a noteworthy collaboration with GRiZ. Known for delivering explosive performances, Subtronics mesmerizes the crowd with his original hits like “Black Ice” and “Puzzle Box,” while skillfully mixing in other dynamic tracks. Prepare for an intense hour of relentless headbanging on the beach.

Zach Bryan

Sunday, 9:15pm-11:00pm, Hangout Stage

Mark your calendars for the final evening; ensure you’re at the Hangout Main Stage by 9:15 PM to experience the electrifying presence of Grammy-winning, self-made country sensation Zach Bryan from Oklahoma. Famous for his deeply personal lyrics, Zach’s performances pull at the heartstrings and invite everyone in the crowd to sing their hearts out alongside him. The rise of this charismatic artist in the country music scene has been nothing short of meteoric, thanks to his unmatched ability to ignite the spirit of every attendee. His live shows are a whirlwind of emotion and energy, making it impossible not to dance along. Zach has quickly amassed prestigious accolades, including the title of New Male Artist of the Year and four Billboard Music Awards. No matter your usual music preference, Zach Bryan’s performance is bound to be a mesmerizing, soul-stirring climax to this three-day beach festival. He’s all set to bring the house down, featuring his hit songs “I Remember Everything” with Kacey Musgraves, and “Something in Orange.”

And let’s not forget that before you go inside there is a list of approved items and bags that are allowed within the grounds:

  • YES Liquid sunscreen, in non-­aerosol containers of 3oz or less
  • YES Bug spray in non-­aerosol containers of 3oz or less
  • YES Clear backpacks, bags, and purses (no larger than 12” x 6” x 12”)
  • YES One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Zip-top bag or similar)
  • YES Fanny Packs are allowed
  • YES Small clutch bags approximately the size of a hand with or without a handle or strap
  • YES Blankets & beach towels
  • YES Sunglasses and hats
  • YES One (1) EMPTY non-glass water container up to 2 liters in size
  • YES EMPTY CamelBak style water bladder systems subject with one pocket for the water bladder and one additional pocket*
  • YES If you need medicine, please note that prescription and OTC medications are subject to specific guidelines**
  • YES Factory-sealed nasal Naloxone/Narcan kit; no more than 2 per person
  • YES Baby strollers (if you have small children)

Prohibited Items Include:

  • NO Tents, umbrellas, or temporary structures of any kind
  • NO Weapons, knives, or firearms of any kind, including any item that can be used as a weapon
  • NO Narcotics, including marijuana, drug paraphernalia and any other illegal substances
  • NO Backpacks, cinch bags, briefcases, purses, or bags allowed except bags made of clear plastic, clear vinyl, or clear PVC not exceeding 12” x 6” x 12”
  • NO Alcoholic beverages of any kind
  • NO Unsealed disposable vapor or electronic cigarettes
  • NO Drones or any other remote flying device
  • NO Vitamins
  • NO Kites
  • NO Glow Sticks
  • NO Focused light devices, including laser pointers
  • NO Refillable vapor or electronic cigarettes
  • NO Unsealed: cigarette packages, tampons, packs of gum and chapstick/lip gloss
  • NO Marker pens and spray paint
  • NO Air horns and/or megaphones
  • NO Items intended for sale/promotion (including flyers, stickers and posters)
  • NO Water guns, water balloons, and/or any other kind of water projectile
  • NO Glass in any form, including glass bottles
  • NO Outside food or beverages
  • NO Skateboards, rollerblades, hoverboards, scooters, bicycles, wagons and/or motorized carts or Scooters
  • NO Fidget spinners
  • NO Bicycles inside festival grounds (bike racks will be available near the entrance)
  • NO Large chains or spiked jewelry
  • NO Fireworks, sparklers, firecrackers, and/or incendiary or explosive devices of any kind
  • NO Chinese Lanterns
  • NO Umbrellas
  • NO Chairs of any kind, including inflatable loungers
  • NO Coolers of any kind, including hard­sided and soft­sided coolers
  • NO Pets (service animals with current rabies vaccination excepted)
  • NO Video equipment of any kind (including personal camcorders and GoPro cameras)
  • NO Professional photo equipment (SLR/DSLR cameras, detachable/removable lens cameras)
  • NO Audio recording equipment of any kind
  • NO Portable audio equipment of any kind, including portable “boom box” stereo systems
  • NO Professional radios or walkie­talkies
  • NO Flags and/or flagpoles
  • NO Selfie sticks
  • NO Hammocks
  • NO Any item that can be used as a means to disturb the peace, endanger the safety of the crowd, and/or inflict damage to people and goods

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