The already solid line-up for the 4th annual Hangout Music Fest just got even better. Rumored to have been a headliner last year, Stevie Wonder joins the fold along with Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Afrojack, Imagine Dragons, Baauer, Holy Ghost!, Ra Ra Riot, Wild Feathers and returnees Big Gigantic.
EDM might not be as heavy as 2012’s collection of acts (Skrillex, Paul Oakenfold, Archnemesis, etc.), but fans still have plenty to choose from and Big G should be a must see. Hip-hop even improved slightly by adding Macklemore & Ryan Lewis to Kendrick Lamar, The Roots and Public Enemy, while the indie acts I’d been pining for like Holy Ghost! and Ra Ra Riot round out an excellent selection of Passion Pit, Ellie Goulding, Best Coast, Twin Sister and Dirty Projectors. Considering Yeah Yeah Yeahs have headlined fests like Lolla in the past, I’d say HOF attendees have are in for a great weekend.
I’ve said it many times, but if you are looking for a moderate sized fest on the beach with a diverse collection of artists and don’t feel like camping (though camping is an option at HOF) Hangout is your fest. Best HOF line-up of it’s 4 year existence? What do you think?