Countdown to Hangout 2013

Posted May 18, 2013 by J Matthew Cobb in Features

#HangoutFest, one of the year’s brightest hot spots on the music festival calendar, is heating up here at Hifi

Love sunny beaches? Love good music? Hangout Music Festival, held on the white sandy beaches of Gulf Shores, Ala., is the place to be.

This year’s line-up features incredible acts like Stevie Wonder, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers and Kings of Leon, while also serving up a delicious eclectic stew of rock, hip-hop, soul, electronica, blues and much more. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Jim James, Ellie Goulding, the Shins, the Black Crowes, the Roots, Kendrick Lamar, Passion Pit, Benny Benassi and others will also be taking the stage. This year, HiFi Magazine originally planned on covering this year’s festivities on-site, but those plans were scrapped at the very last minute. Still, we have a bit of good news.

The good folks at MTV, VH1 and CMT have announced that they will broadcast an unmatched multiscreen live performance and news coverage of Hangout Music Festival, including a livestream of the entire event at, as well as television updates and highlights across MTV, VH1, CMT, MTV2, MTV Hits, MTV Jams, VH1 Classic, CMT Pure and Palladia.MTV/VH1/CMT’s various news and editorial organizations including MTV News, VH1 News and CMT News, and its social channels, will provide fans at home unmatched on-stage and backstage access to the festival’s line-up that includes Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Stevie Wonder, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Imagine Dragons, and Kendrick Lamar, as well as well as on-the-ground reporting highlighting the fashions, personalities, breakout moments and unexpected events that define the spirit of the festival.

Jersey Shore alum and host of “The Show with Vinny,” Vinny Guadagnino will serve as a special correspondent covering the festival, in addition to electronic artist and MTV Clubland Artist to Watch Dillon Francis; model and frequent guest news correspondent Chrissy Teigen; model, TV host and 2012 Miss Alabama USA Katherine Webb; and internet celeb, lifecaster and TV host iJustine.

Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook for frequent updates, quick quotes, video, exclusive photos and behind-the-scenes glimpses of your favorite bands and artists.

And also watch the #hifimagazine and #hangoutfest tags on Twitter.

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J Matthew Cobb

Managing editor of HiFi Magazine


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