Hangout will once again feature some of today’s best from a wide variety of music genres that include electronic dance, hip hop, indie and rock. The festival will take place in its usual stomping grounds in Gulf Shores, Alabama.
Headliners will include The Weeknd, Calvin Harris, Florence + The Machine, Alabama Shakes, Ellie Goulding and Lenny Kravitz. The three-day festival will take place on May 20-22 and will feature more than 70 different artist.
The Weeknd is a PBR&B singer, songwriter and producer. In 2011, he released nine three-track mixtapes. The Weeknd later remastered those mixtapes with a few new tracks and released his debut three-disc album Trilogy. The Weeknds current and second studio album Beauty Behind the Madness, debuted at number one on the Billboard 200.
Calvin Harris is a DJ, record producer, singer, songwriter and remixer. Harris has collaborated with many of the music industry’s best including Ellie Goulding, Kylie Minogue, Ne-Yo, Rihanna, Gwen Stefani and Rita Ora to name a few. Harris surpassed Michael Jackson for most top 10 hits on the singles chart from one studio album with nine.
Indie synthpop star Ellie Goulding will also appear on the festival. Goulding’s first studio album Lights debuted at number one on the U.K. Albums chart. Besides her solo efforts, Goulding has collaborated with many DJ/producers including Zedd, Major Lazer and Calvin Harris on a few occasions including the tracks “I Need Your Love” and “Outside.”
With Harris and Goulding both appearing at the festival, a live collaboration between the two would send chills up the spines of fans.
Lenny Kravitz has released 10 studio alums in his career. Kravitz won Grammy Awards four years in a row from 1999-2002 for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance, which is a Grammy record for consecutive wins in one category. When recording, the multi-talented Kravitz, not only sings and does his own backing vocals, Kravitz plays all the guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, and percussion.