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Hangout Fest Thursday Kickoff Party

THE HANGOUT MUSIC FEST UNVEILS THURSDAY KICKOFF PARTY ON MAY 17TH PRESENTED BY DOS EQUIS

LINE-UP FEATURES BIG GIGANTIC, PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND, DIRTY DOZEN BRASS BAND, BOOMBOX, PERPETUAL GROOVE, ZOOGMA, NOBODY BEATS THE DRUM, DELTA RAE, THE KINGSTON SPRINGS AND TAUK

The Hangout Music Fest is proud to announce a diverse talent line-up for the Thursday Kickoff Party Presented by Dos Equis on May 17th.  Due to very high demand for the pre-party last year, and as there won’t be late night events this year, organizers of the Fest have expanded the Thursday Kickoff Party in a major way.  Now, it’s bigger and better than ever with a larger area and more hours of fun. From 2 pm to 11 pm, fans can check out nine bands on two stages at the Hangout site, including: Big Gigantic, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Boombox, Perpetual Groove, Zoogma, Nobody Beats The Drum, Delta Rae, The Kingston Springs, Tauk.  Tickets for the Thursday Kickoff Party, which are $15 in advance and $18 at the door, go on sale this Friday, March 23 at 10:00 am CDT at www.hangoutmusicfest.com.

Recently named “Music Festival of the Year” at the Pollstar Awards, The 2012 Hangout Music Fest’s full weekend line-up was recently bolstered with the addition of Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros.  Taking place at Gulf Shores, Alabama during the weekend of May 18th, 19th and 20th, the line-up also features newly added acts Kaskade, Umphrey’s McGee, Delta Spirit, Heartless Bastards, Greyboy All Stars and Givers, who will join previously announced headliners Dave Matthews Band, Jack White and The Red Hot Chili Peppers.  Other confirmed artists include String Cheese Incident (playing two sets), Wilco, Skrillex, The Flaming Lips performing Dark Side of the Moon, Dispatch, Steve Winwood, Chris Cornell, STS9, Gogol Bordello, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Mac Miller, Flogging Molly, Coheed & Cambria, Paul Oakenfold, G. Love and Special Sauce, Randy Newman, Dr. Dog, Young the Giant, Cage the Elephant, Dawes, Alabama Shakes, M. Ward, Yelawolf, Switchfoot, Julian Marley, Zeds Dead, Mavis Staples, Shpongle, Gary Clark Jr., Rebelution, Allen Stone, Big Freedia, The Devil Makes Three, Paper Diamond, Futurebirds, Hey Rosetta!, Sleeper Agent, The Lumineers, Archnemesis, Tribal Seeds, Rich Aucoin and Jamie Bergeron & the Kickin’ Cajuns.

The 2012 Hangout Music Fest has sold out of all general admission tickets, but is still offering a limited number of VIP, Super VIP and Big Kahuna passes available for purchase now at www.hangoutmusicfest.com/tickets.  Daily tickets will not be available, and tickets will not be available at the door.

Due to traffic concerns, festival attendees are strongly urged to use the upgraded and expanded shuttles for local travel to and from Hangout – click here for more information www.cidentertainment.com/hangout/.