Festivalist ’12: Hangout Music Fest Line-up Predictions?

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on Jan 25, 12 • by • with 2 Comments

Hangout Music Fest is doing what they and most festivals do when it comes to line-up announcements: make you wait. I have faith organizers will top the past two years in creating a sun filled beach weekend with great artists all weekend, but it is a tad excruciating. Especially since I’m already committed (basically) with a ticket and reserved beach condo (on the beach, btw).

So what should I do until the line-up announcement? Probably make a wish list. Here is what I sent fellow HOF veteran Brian P as my predictions for the 3rd Annual Hangout Music Fest:
The Black Keys
The Beach Boys
Pearl Jam
Big Gigantic
Pretty Lights
Mumford & Sons
Big Boi
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Childish Gambino
Fitz and the Tantrums
Rodrigo y Gabriela
Avett Brothers
Passion Pit
Girl Talk
Edward Sharpe
Railroad Earth
Trombone Shorty
Janelle Monae
Tom Petty
Gary Clark Jr
Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr
Jessica Lea Mayfield
Carolina Chocolate Drops
Alabama Shakes
Walk the Moon

Obviously, there will be more acts than I guessed, but any thoughts? Comments? My list is a tad on the indie side, so its certainly more of a wish list than actual expectations, but I can dream right? In fact, Hangout hasn’t really dove into hip-hop acts (AT ALL), so Big Boi and/or Childish Gambino are essentially a pipedream. The rumor I heard about Dave Matthews Band seems logical, but time will tell.

Based on the past 2 years of line-up release dates, I’m betting next Friday, February 3rd will be the day. Leave your guesses in the comments!

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  • Tom

    If that’s the line-up I am feigning sickness to make it.
    I really enjoyed The Roots at Hangout Fest v1.0, but maybe the rest of the crunchy festival goers did not appreciate the hip-hop as must as our refined musical pallets.

  • Yeah, its a bit of wishful thinking, but I really think organizers have a huge opportunity to blow up even further this year. Adding a little hip hop wouldn’t hurt. Its not like they are gonna get Wu Tang or someone like Odd Future. Likeley just hip-hop for college aged folk (Chiddy, Big Boi, CG).

    When the line-up is finalized (hopefully an initial list today), I’ll be interested in their angle? They could go really crowd pleasing mainstream, but I doubt it. They could go even further into hippie land, which seems like a real opportunity since Bonnaroo has really abandoned that. They could finally add that indie element that has been missing, but that seems more of Lolla, ACL, Sasquatch’s thing. I suppose with the electronic acts from 2011 (PL, Big Gigantic, Bassnectar, etc), they could certainly add more dubstep and the like, but I think they community is too worried about the drug effect.

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