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Hangout Festival 2011 announces daily schedule, late night shows

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Spending hundreds upon hundreds of dollars on tickets to the country’s myriad of summer music festivals is undoubtedly a hard thing to do, but the most daunting thing about the whole festival experience is definitely figuring out a plan once said fests’ schedules come out. Is one band worth missing another one? Is there even have time to make it to that stage by then?

There are thousands of factors to consider, and now the Hangout Festival has given its attendees a rubric to help them plan their days on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico. The festival – which runs from May 20-22 – will have Widespread Panic and My Morning Jacket headlining day one, while The Foo Fighters, Flaming Lips, and The Avett Brothers take on Saturday duties. Paul Simon, The Black Keys, and Michael Franti and Spearhead then wrap things up on Sunday.

The full schedule is available here and finds STS9 and Grace Potter and the Nocturnals playing on Friday along with Warren Hayes Band and Umphrey’s McGee. Saturday’s lineup is a bit beefier with Cee-Lo Green taking the stage before Primus, Slightly Stoopid, Xaiver Rudd, and Rival Sons, and Sunday’s schedule will close the festivities out with a bang as Girl Talk, Ween, Matisyahu, Drive-By Truckers, and JJ Grey and Mofro all play before Trombone Shorty, Portugal. The Man, Old Crow Medicine Show, and Galactic.

What’s more is that organizers have announced late night concerts to keep the night owls stimulated. The shows will start at midnight and be spread out over two-stages: one 3,000-capacity tent, and another smaller stage at the Hangout Restaurant. Admission isn’t included in the festival ticket price, but those with extra cash to blow can catch Bassnectar and Beats Antique play the tent on Friday or Pretty Lights hit the same tent on Saturday. For those is need of a good laugh, Andy Kaufman-protégé, Tony Clifton and the Katrina Kiss-My-Ass Orchestra, are slated to play the smaller stage on Saturday as well.

Tickets for all shows are $25 for festival ticket holders and $30 for everyone else. Tickets are available in advance at Hangout’s official website, and prices jump to $35 on day of show. Three-day festival passes are also available.

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