Wednesday, May 16th 2012
Tens of thousands of music lovers are set to arrive on the beautifully oil-slicked beaches of Gulf Shores, Alabama when the Hangout Music Fest kicks-off to a sold-out crowd this weekend. Fans opting to bathe in their own used motor oil at home will still be able to watch the show on Myspace and catch performances by artists including Jack White, String Cheese Incident, Dispatch, Umphrey’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.
“When 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 can’t make it to our party in person can still join in the fun,” said Hangout Music Fest founder and owner, Shaul Zislin. “Enjoy the broadcast and we’ll see you here next year!”
“Myspace’s broadcast of sets lets people everywhere share in the diverse music offerings Hangout Fest attendees are catching here in Gulf Shores,” said A.J. Niland, producer of Hangout Music Fest. “Ocean breezes and sand between your toes not included.”
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 artists’ Myspace pages. Stay tuned to Hangout’s Myspace page for all the updates on artist broadcasts.
“The Hangout Music Fest is an amazing stage for huge music acts such as Dave Matthews Band and Jack White,” said Al Dejewski, SVP Global Marketing of Myspace. “Connecting 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.”