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 Shein Surf Stage.
Flipturn 12:30pm on Saturday 5/20
Flipturn return to Gulf Shores seeking redemption. After a lightning delay killed their set at Hangout last year, Flipturn are finally getting their revenge. this group of 20-something Floridians know how to put on a wild performance— kicks, jumps, and dashes dot their shows as this band simply cannot slow down. Flipturn are a perfect band to kick off your Saturday afternoon with.
For Fans Of: Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Mt. Joy, Briston Maroney
Song To Check Out: Chicago
Noah Kahan 4:30pm on Sunday 5/21
Are you a masochist who wants to cry on the beach in front of thousands of strangers? Yes? Then you want to go see Noah Kahan. This New England folk artist knows how to tug on the heart strings, with his latest album, Stick Season, seeing him explode into stardom. fresh off of a sold out headline tour and gearing up for another, Noah Kahan is a name you can expect to see more often in the next few years.
For Fans Of: The Lumineers, Vance Joy, Matt Maeson
Song To Check Out: Stick Season
The Vegabonds 12:30pm on Friday 5/19
Hangout Fest 2023 kicks off with some Auburn alumni as The Vegabonds take the stage. Combining southern rock, country, and elements of jam rock. The band has been touring relentlessly over the past few years and Hangout looks to be one of their biggest stages to date.
For Fans Of: Futurebirds, The Stews, The Dirty Guv'nahs
Song To Check Out: Shaky Hands
Lil Nas X 8:30pm on Friday 5/19
Closing out the Surf Stage on day one is Lil Nas X. After rising to fame with his hit song "Old Town Road" in 2019, Lil Nas X has continued to define and redefine himself. With grander and grander performances and an ever growing fanbase, this show is sure to be wild.
For Fans Of: Lizzo, Juice WRLD, The Kid LAROI
Song To Check Out: THAT'S WHAT I WANT
Paramore 8:45pm on Saturday 5/20
Pop-punk legends Paramore kick off their summer tour down on the sands of the Alabama coast. Now well over a decade into their career, Paramore have shown they can do it all; from pop punk, to pop, to harder rock. Limited touring in the past few years has built the hype for the return to new extremes and has made them a must-see for this year's festival.
For Fans Of: Fall Out Boy, Avril Lavigne, Panic! At the Disco
Song To Check Out: This Is Why
Check out our selections from the other five stages below: