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Hangout Music Festival 2023: 5 Acts You Can't Miss on the Hangout Stage

Hangout Music Festival takes place May 19th through May 21st, 2023 in Gulf Shores, AL

With well over 60 artists preparing to grace the sands of Gulf Shores across six stages, it can be overwhelming to decide decide on what artists to see. But don't you fear, WEGL is here to help you narrow down your options with five of our favorite acts on each stage!

Check out our five favorite artists for The Hangout Stage.

Rainbow Kitten Surprise 7:30pm on Friday 5/19

Rainbow Kitten Surprise, more lovingly just referred to as 'RKS', are one of the biggest indie-folk acts of the past decade. however, don't be fooled by that label, as the band loves too crush labels, both sonic and social. Fusing in elements of rock, pop, and even hip-hop into their sound, RKS bring a full range oof sounds with them wherever they go. The band is also very socially active and are one of the most forward facing bands on LGBT issues today.

For Fans Of: Mt. Joy, Caamp, Shakey Graves

Song To Check Out: Fever Pitch

COIN 3:30pm on Saturday 5/20

COIN very quickly rose to become one of the biggest indie crossover bands of the 2010s, arguably becoming the face of indie pop in the process. These Belmont grads know how to make a catchy hook, and their eclectic mix of synths and dreamy guitars creates an absolutely irresistible concoction. Be ready to dance your heart away in the sand when this quintet hits the stage on saturday.

For Fans Of: Hippo Campus, Dayglow, The 1975

Song To Check Out: Crash My Car

Meet Me @ The Altar 1:30pm on Friday 5/19

Meet Me @ The Altar are a name you might not have heard of— but they're also one you won't soon forget. The band got their start online, but they are more than capable at translating their pop-punk bangers into a live setting. This trio is probably one of the most energetic on Hangout's lineup and are sure to put on an absolutely wild live show.

For Fans Of: MUNA, Stand Atlantic, Pinkshift

Song To Check Out: Say It (To My Face)

SZA 9:45pm on Saturday 5/20

If you haven't heard of SZA you might have been living under a rock. After her album "Ctrl" received massive critical praise in 2017, SZA slowly but surely rose to pop culture fame. Her album "SOS", released late last year, saw the r'n'b/pop singer reach her greatest heights yet. SZA will be fresh off of her first ever arena tour when she lands in Gulf Shores to headline night two of the festival.

For Fans Of: H.E.R., Doja Cat, Kehlani

Song To Check Out: Kill Bill

Yung Gravy 3:30pm on Sunday 5/21

A self described "MILF connoisseur", Yung Gravy brings a certain level wit to what on a surface level is comedy rap. A young MC, Gravy has garnered a fiercely loyal following for his live shows, which sees him dominate the stage with his presence and provide incredible crowd interaction. From roses to water to bras, you can expect to see a ton of this fly through the sky during Gravy's set.

For Fans Of: Post Malone, Jack Harlow, Logic

Song To Check Out: Mr. Clean

Check out our selections from the other five stages below:

SHIEN Surf Stage

Boom Stage

Mermaid Stage

Monster Beach Club Stage

Malibu Beach House Stage

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