Tens of thousands of music lovers are set to arrive on the beautiful beaches of Gulf Shores, Alabama when the Hangout Music Fest kicks-off to a sold-out crowd this weekend. Fans not lucky enough to score tickets will still be able to watch the show on Myspace and catch performances by hot artists, such as Jack White, String Cheese Incident, Dispatch, Umphreyâ€™s McGee, G. Love & Special Sauce, Paul Oakenfold, Gogol Bordello, Dr. Dog, Flogging Molly, Yelawolf, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Alabama Shakes, and more, blaze the stage on May 18-20.
â€œWhen tickets sold out so quickly, we knew we had to do something to share the festival to a wider audience. Thanks to Myspace, music fans that canâ€™t make it to our party in person can still join in the fun,â€ said Hangout Music Fest founder and owner, Shaul Zislin. â€œEnjoy the broadcast and weâ€™ll see you here next year!â€
â€œMyspaceâ€™s broadcast of sets lets people everywhere share in the diverse music offerings Hangout Fest attendees are catching here in Gulf Shores,â€ said A.J. Niland, producer of Hangout Music Fest. â€œOcean breezes and sand between your toes not included.â€
As the exclusive distribution partner, Myspace will broadcast select performances live and on-demand, beginning Friday, May 18 through Sunday, May 20 at www.myspace.com/hangoutmusicfest. Additional performance footage will be shared on select Hangout artistsâ€™ Myspace pages. Stay tuned to Hangoutâ€™s Myspace page for all the updates on artist broadcasts.
â€œThe Hangout Music Fest is an amazing stage for huge music acts such as Dave Matthews Band and Jack White,â€ said Al Dejewski, SVP Global Marketing of Myspace. â€œConnecting bands and fans with music is our roots and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to deliver these diverse, unexpected and exciting performances to audiences at home.â€
About Hangout Music Fest:
Named â€œMusic Festival of the Yearâ€ at the Pollstar Awards, the 2012 Hangout Music Fest features four action-packed days of music across five stages. This yearâ€™s festival sold out of General Admission tickets within two weeks of on-sale and has since completely sold out of all VIP-level passes. The newly expanded site includes an incredible array of activities and VIP amenities unheard of at music festivals, including swimming pools with stage views, the multi-level Sky Bar, fresh Gulf seafood, amusement rides, and much more.
Myspace LLC is a leading social entertainment destination powered by the passions of fans. Myspace drives social interaction by providing a highly personalized experience around entertainment and connecting people to the music, TV, movies, and games that they love. These entertainment experiences are available through both online and offline and across multiple platforms and devices. Myspace is also the home of Myspace Music, which offers an ever-growing catalog of freely streamable audio and video content to users and provides major, independent, and unsigned artists alike with the tools to reach new audiences. The company is headquartered in Beverly Hills, CA and is an affiliate of Specific Media.