The hangout lineup is always meh, it's a b grade festival set up and line up every year but it is on the beach so it will sell out really fast every year.
Hangout is great for what it is, a big beach party with a lot of live music. It is not a great festival experience though in the traditional arts and culture sense. Just my opinion.
I you want the best Festival experience I would have to say Outside Lands is where it is at. I went in 2011 hey had an amazing mix of music food, art plus you get to stay in a hotel ie been to a lot o festivals including bonnaroo, wanee, jazz, voodoo, and hangout and outside lands blew them all away for me. (jazzfest is very close because of the food and history and late late night shows)
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