Hangout 2022 Preview

Since 2020, Gulf Shores, Alabama has welcomed Hangout – except for the last two years, the festival cancelled like so much else due to COVID. Well, now Hangout is...

Since 2020, Gulf Shores, Alabama has welcomed Hangout – except for the last two years, the festival cancelled like so much else due to COVID. Well, now Hangout is back to hang out, with three days of big-name music, Friday-Sunday, May 20th-22nd:



Hangout Stage


Post Malone, 9:45 PM – 11:00 PM

While he is perhaps best known for being a breakout hip-hop artist (or his many, many face tattoos), Post Malone (QRO photos) traffics in many genres. He comes to Hangout (QRO photos at a festival) after having missed 2020, making the long climb like with his hit “Circles”. Post Malone tops the main stage (QRO photos at a festival) off of just before the release of his highly anticipated Twelve Carat Toothache.

Post Malone

Zedd, 7:45 PM – 8:45 PM

German electro-house producer Zedd (real name: Anton Zaslavski) has been branching out into complextro & dubstep, not to mention working with such leading ladies as Selena Gomez, Alessia Cara, and Maren Morris (who’s on the Hangout Stage before him – see right below – so look for a reunion of “The Middle”), as he’s become a festival regular (QRO photos at a festival), playing his third Hangout.


Maren Morris, 5:45 PM – 6:45 PM

Hit Nashville country music gal Maren Morris (QRO live review) comes to the Gulf Coast. In addition to her own hit records like this year’s Humble Quest, she’s part of country gal super-group The Highwaywomen (QRO photos at a festival), and worked with everyone from Dolly Parton (QRO photos together at a festival) to Zedd (who’s on the Hangout Stage after her – see right above – so look for a reunion of “The Middle”).

Maren Morris

Surfaces, 4:15 PM – 5:00 PM

Mixing everything from jazz and reggae to hip hop and calypso is Texas’ Surfaces, who finally come to Hangout, now behind last year’s Pacifico.


Remi Wolf, 3:20 PM – 4:00 PM

From a contestant in high school on American Idol to major label debut I’m Allergic To Dogs! has been the tale of Remi Wolf (QRO photos at a festival), who comes to Hangout (QRO photos at a festival) behind last year’s We Love Dogs!.



Nightly, 2:35 PM – 3:05 PM

Remi Wolf

Surf Stage


Fall Out Boy, 8:45 PM – 9:45 PM

Fall Out Boy! The band that basically founded emo with 2005’s From Under the Cork Tree took a huge hiatus after 2008’s Folie à Deux, as the various members did various side projects. However, they reunited in Austin at South-by-Southwest in 2013 (QRO photos) and put out Save Rock and Roll (QRO review). They’ve since resumed their spot on the top of the rock charts, playing big stages (QRO photos at a festival), big places (QRO photos at Madison Square Garden), and big tours, like ‘Boys of Zummer’ (QRO photos) and last year’s baseball stadium ‘Hella Mega Tour’ (QRO live review) with Green Day & Weezer.

Fall Out Boy

Kane Brown, 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM

Nicely straddling the rock and country big-time mainstream is Kane Brown, whose racked up awards & record sales, and last year such big-name events as the half time show for Thanksgiving Football, Time 100, and WE LOVE NYC: The Homecoming Central Park event (QRO recap). He comes to Hangout after missing out in 2020.

Kane Brown

Oliver Tree, 5:00 PM – 5:45 PM

DJ/rapper Oliver Tree hit it up in 2017 with “When I’m Down”, and has worked with the likes of Whethan on “Freefall” (QRO review). Now he comes to Hangout after missing 2020, behind this year’s sophomore full-length Cowboy Tears.

Oliver Tree

Dayglow, 3:30 PM – 4:15 PM

Sloan Struble brings his Dayglow to Hangout, behind indie-pop on sophomore full-length Harmony House.



Zach Hood, 2:15 PM – 2:45 PM


Boom Stage


San Holo, 9:30 PM – 10:30 PM

2017’s Electronic Music Awards winner for New Artist of the Year, Dutch DJ San Holo first got notice for his remix of Dr. Dre’s “The Next Episode”, and now returns to Hangout.

San Holo

T-Pain, 7:45 PM – 8:45 PM

Maybe no one is as ubiquitous as T-Pain (QRO photos at a festival), who’s been featured on over 50 chart-topping singles, and has ranged from Flo Rida’s “Low” to Lonely Island’s “I’m On a Boat”. He’s also something of a master of Auto-Tune, with extreme parameters to create distinctive vocals sound.



Emo Nite, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Tyla Yaweh, 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Lucii, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Gabriel Black, 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Emo Nite

BMI Mermaid Stage


Koffee, 8:45 PM – 9:30 PM

Mikayla Victoria Simpson came up in the reggae dancehall scene of Jamaica’s Spanish Town as Koffee. Her 2019 Rapture EP won the Grammy for Best Reggae Album, making her both the youngest ever winner of that award, and the first woman, mon.


Briston Maroney, 7:00 PM – 7:45 PM

Knoxville’s Briston Maroney has come from auditioning for American Idol to a string of great country-rock EPs.

Briston Maroney


Audrey Nuna, 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Bren Joy, 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Audrey Nuna

Monster Beach Club


LP Giobbi, 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM

JVNA, 5:00 PM – 5:45 PM

NOTD, 3:30 PM – 4:15 PM

Luttrell, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

LP Giobbi

Malibu Beach House


NOTD, 5:45 PM – 6:45 PM

Luttrell, 4:15 PM – 5:00 PM

Lady Lavender, 2:45 PM – 3:30 PM






Hangout Stage


Halsey, 9:45 PM – 11:00 PM

Killer pop singer Halsey (QRO photos) is the perfect fit to return to Hangout to headline. She’s got hits like last year’s epic If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power and “Without Me”, not to mention her 2016 “Closer” with Chainsmokers, though it can’t match her teaming up with Charli X to cover The Spice Girls’ “Wannabe” (QRO photos of that at a festival).


ILLENIUM, 7:45 PM – 8:45 PM

San Francisco DJ & producer Nick Miller, a.k.a. ILLENIUM (QRO photos at a festival), finally comes to Hangout (QRO photos at a festival), bringing the crowd higher behind last year’s Fallen Embers.


Leon Bridges, 5:45 PM – 6:45 PM

Leon Bridges’ (QRO live review) early evening set will be one of the more popular ones on the second day of Hangout (QRO live review). With his debut “Coming Home” and old school voice, the Texan (QRO live review) was compared to Sam Cooke and Otis Reading. He comes to the Gulf Coast (QRO photos at a festival) behind last year’s Gold-Diggers Sound.

Leon Bridges

Still Woozy, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Check out the genre-bending psychedelic bedroom-pop of Still Woozy (QRO photos), who comes to Hangout (QRO photos just prior) behind last year’s debut full-length, If This Isn’t Nice, I Don’t Know What Is.

Still Woozy


Role Model, 2:15 PM – 3:00 PM

Leah Kate, 12:45 PM – 1:30 PM

Leah Kate

Surf Stage


GRiZ, 8:45 PM – 9:45 PM

Spinning beats and more at Hangout will be GRiZ (QRO photos at a festival), added last minute to close out Saturday at the Surf Stage.


The Band CAMINO, 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM

Memphis’ The Band Camino (QRO photos) bring their indie-rock electro-pop back to Hangout for the second year of the fest in a row (QRO photos at a festival), behind last year’s self-titled debut full-length, on ‘The Tour CAMINO’ (QRO live review of tour opener).

The Band Camino

Chelsea Cutler, 5:00 PM – 5:45 PM

Chelsea Cutler’s career was just getting started with her debut studio album How to Be Human – at the start of 2020 (QRO photos in March ’20). So, she missed playing Hangout ’20 (and everything else), but now finally comes to the Gulf Coast bigger than ever.

Chelsea Cutler

MOON TAXI, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

MOON TAXI (QRO photos at a festival) cross the dashed lines between indie, jam, progressive, and rock as they come back to Hangout for a third time (QRO photos at a festival).

Moon Taxi

Neal Francis, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM

Singer/songwriter Neal Francis (QRO interview) has blown up (QRO spotlight on) thanks to his channeling of the easy-to-enjoy side of the seventies on this year’s In Plain Sight (QRO review) and festival appearances (QRO photoshoot at a ’21 festival).

Neal Francis

Boom Stage


Madeon, 9:15 PM – 10:15 PM

Big house synths, and disco dance grooves with a pop friendly structure is what Madeon uses to describe his music. Barely hitting drinking age when he hit it big (QRO photos at a festival a decade ago), this precocious youngster had already played at Coachella, SXSW and many other festivals. Check out his dubstep song, “Finale,” as well as his pop mash-up, “Pop Culture”. And he’s kept it up, nominated for Best Electronic Album Grammy just last year for Good Faith. Not too shabby for starting off in his garage, right?


Lil Yachty, 7:45 PM – 8:30 PM

Lil Yachty (QRO photos at a festival) has risen from being a model in a Kanye West fashion line debut (at Madison Square Garden…) to his debut full-length, Teenage Emotions, with his self-described “bubblegum trap” style (QRO photos at a festival). He returns to Hangout behind 2020’s Lil Boat 3.

Lil Yachty

Flo Milli, 6:15 PM – 7:00 PM

In 2020, Alabama’s Flo Milli asked on her debut mixtape, Ho, Why Is You Here?

Flo Milli


Surf Mesa, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Bankrol Hayden, 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM

347Aidan, 1:45 PM – 2:30 PM

The Blssm, 12:30 PM – 1:15 PM

Surf Mesa

BMI Mermaid Stage


beabadoobee, 8:30 PM – 9:15 PM

Filipino-British beabadoobee (QRO photos) built up her own following with five self-released EPs, bringing her (QRO photos) to her successful debut full-length, 2020’s Fake It Flowers, and a slew of ‘next big thing’ awards that she’s been living up to (QRO live review).


Breland, 7:00 PM – 7:45 PM

Daniel Gerard Breland brings his self-described “cross-country” music to Hangout, because, “Country is for everyone!”



Renforshort, 5:30 PM – 6:15 PM

Hastings, 3:45 PM – 4:30 PM


Monster Beach Club


SNBRN, 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM

Future House EDM hits Hangout with Kevin Andrew Chapman, a.k.a. SNBRN, playing twice on Saturday at the Monster Beach Club (see below).



Disco Lines, 5:00 PM – 5:45 PM

SNBRN, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Madds, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM

Grant Fisher, 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM


Malibu Beach House


Ship Wrek, 5:45 PM – 6:45 PM

Madds, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Disco Lines, 2:15 PM – 3:00 PM

Concourse, 12:45 PM – 1:30 PM

Ship Wrek





Hangout Stage


Tame Impala, 9:45 PM – 11:00 PM

From Perth (QRO photos at a home) in Western Australia (QRO photos at a hometown festival), comes the psychedelic rock of Tame Impala (QRO live review), touring off of 2011’s Innerspeaker (QRO review), 2012’s Lonerism, 2015’s Currents, and 2020’s The Slow Rush (QRO review), whose critical acclaim has won them fans across the world (QRO photos at a festival), and spots headlining a ton of 2019 festivals (QRO photos headlining a festival), and after their own COVID lockdown Innerspeaker livestream (QRO livestream review), come to headline Hangout (QRO photos at a festival) on their latest big tour (QRO 2021 live review).

Tame Impala

Jack Harlow, 7:45 PM – 8:45 PM

In just the last few years, rapper Jack Harlow (QRO photos at a 2021 festival) has come from deep Kentucky to Saturday Night Live last year, behind his hit debut record, That’s What They All Say. Harlow (QRO photos at a festival) is “First Class”, and comes to Hangout after the release of follow-up Come Home the Kids Miss You.

Jack Harlow

Louis the Child, 5:45 PM – 6:45 PM

While their name & electronica might make you think of France, duo Louis the Child (QRO photos at a festival) actually hails from a high school in suburban Chicago (QRO photos at a Chicago festival). They finally make it to Hangout behind 2020’s hit dance debut full-length, Here for Now.

Louis the Child

The Head and The Heart, 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM

Things have been seriously booming for The Head and The Heart (QRO live review). The Seattle alt-folk/pop band (QRO photos outdoors) was signed by Sub Pop (QRO photos outdoors), named their city’s best new band by Seattle Weekly, opened for everybody from Dave Matthews to Death Cab for Cutie. They since graduated to headlining status (QRO live review) behind 2013’s sweet Let’s Be Still (QRO review) – though their crowds never were (QRO photos at a festival). They finally come back to Hangout (QRO photos at a festival) behind 2016’s major label debut Signs of Light (QRO review), 2019’s Living Mirage (QRO review), and the just-out Every Shade of Blue (QRO review).

The Head and The Heart


The Brook & The Bluff, 2:15 PM – 3:00 PM

Flipturn, 12:45 PM – 1:30 PM

The Brook & The Bluff

Surf Stage


Megan Thee Stallion, 8:45 PM – 9:45 PM

From freestyling on Instagram to massive success for thee Megan Thee Stallion (QRO photos at a festival). She had a hit mixtape, 2019’s Fever, hit EP, last year’s Suga, hit LP, last year’s Good News. Her “Savage (Remix)”, featuring Beyoncé, was a number one hit, as was the song that got everyone hot, when she was featured on Cardi B’s one-and-only “WAP”. Grammy winner for Best New Artist, one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world, catch her on the big stage, but get there early, as you know there’s going to be a so-big-she-should-be-headlining-the-biggest-stage crowd (QRO photos at a 2021 festival) as she finally comes to Hangout.

Megan Thee Stallion

Phoebe Bridgers, 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM

Nobody in music has had as good a COVID pandemic as Phoebe Bridgers (QRO photos from just before everything shut down). Bridgers already had critical acclaim with records like Stranger in the Alps (QRO Top Albums of 2017), and a great team-up with Conor Oberst (QRO photos together) as Better Oblivion Community Center (QRO photos) on their 2019 self-titled record (QRO review), plus her supergroup boygenius with Julien Baker & Lucy Dacus.

But last year’s Punisher (QRO review) launched her into the stratosphere. Basically the favorite record by everyone you have a crush on (except for the hilariously self-depreciating Bridgers herself), songs like “I See You” (QRO review), “I Know the End” (QRO review), and “Savior Complex” (QRO review) all broke your heart – if not in-person, than in videos (like the “Savior” one directed by her near-namesake Phoebe Waller-Bridge) on TV (QRO review of “I Know the End” on TV). We all were desperate to see her live, whether in her trademark skeleton onesie in a livestream (QRO livestream review) or in her pajamas from home. So, maybe you didn’t see her when (QRO photos from 2017), but catch her now as her ‘Reunion Tour’ (QRO 2021 live review) comes to Hangout (QRO photos at a 2021 festival).

Phoebe Bridgers

Sublime with Rome, 4:45 PM – 5:45 PM

Nineties ska-punk didn’t get much bigger than Sublime, whose “What I Got” was all over the radio. However, then singer/guitarist Bradley Nowell died of a heroin overdose at the height of their fame in 1996, and, other than some posthumous releases, the ride seemed over.

But in 2009, bassist Eric Wilson & drummer Bud Gaugh recruited singer/guitarist (and huge Sublime fan) Rome Ramirez and reunited Sublime (QRO photos) – only for Nowell’s family to sue and successfully prevent the band from using the name (which was owned by Nowell). So now they’re ‘Sublime with Rome’ (QRO photos at a festival), who come to hang out at Hangout (QRO live review).

Sublime with Rome

KennyHoopla, 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM

Cleveland rapper KennyHoopla (QRO photos at a festival) asks, How Will I Rest in Peace if I’m Buried by a Highway?



Sueco, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM


Boom Stage


SLANDER, 9:45 PM – 10:45 PM

The self-described “heaven trap” of the DJ duo Derek Anderson & Scott Land, a.k.a. SLANDER (QRO photos at a festival), come to Hangout to close out the Boom Stage.


Diesel (Shaquille O’Neal), 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM

One of, if not the, most-loved personalities in basketball is Shaquille O’Neal. The giant known worldwide as just Shaq is a celebrity even outside of sports, including movies & music, and at Lollapalooza DJs as ‘Diesel.’

Shaquille O’Neal

FLETCHER, 6:15 PM – 7:15 PM

Get “Undrunk” with breakthrough pop singer/songwriter FLETCHER (QRO live review), who comes to Hangout (QRO photos) behind the raw break-up of 2020’s The S(ex) Tapes.



Sidepiece, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Yung Bae, 3:15 PM – 4:00 PM

Ericdoa, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

Montell2099, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Yung Bae

BMI Mermaid Stage


Paul Cauthen, 9:00 PM – 9:45 PM

Country preacher turned American musician Paul Cauthen finally comes to Hangout behind this year’s Country Coming Down.

Paul Cauthen

Blu DeTiger, 7:15 PM – 8:00 PM

NYC’s Blu DeTiger came up playing bass for the likes of Caroline Polachek, Bleachers, and fellow Hangout ’22 performer FLETCHER (see above), but now hits the Gulf Coast all on her own.

Blu DeTiger

Joy Oladokun, 5:30 PM – 6:15 PM

Mixing everything from folk to R&B is Joy Oladokun (QRO photos from an 2021 festival), off of last year’s In Defense of My Own Happiness.



Tre’ Amani, 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Joy Oladokun

Monster Beach Club


VNSSA, 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM

Wreckno, 4:45 PM – 5:45 PM

Uniiqu3, 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM

Hugel, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM

Petey Martin, 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM


Malibu Beach House


GG Magree, 5:45 PM – 6:45 PM

Hugel, 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM

Petey Martin, 2:15 PM – 3:00 PM

TBD, 12:45 PM – 1:30 PM

GG Magree


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