The Roots Replace Flaming Lips at Hangout Beach Fest

Article Contributed by press | Published on Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Genre-crossing hip-hop band The Roots join the 2010 Hangout Beach Music and Arts Festival lineup.  The Roots, the house band for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, are often hailed as one of the best live bands in hip-hop. When the festival learned that The Flaming Lips had cancelled a string of shows due to the hospitalization of guitarist Steven Drozd, The Roots stepped in to co-headline Alabama’s three-day beach party.

And for festival attendees who aren’t ready to call it a night after a full day of music, a late night show featuring Alex B, Gift of Gab (Blackalicious), and Big Gigantic has been added for Friday, May 14.  Festival revelers looking to keep the party going will move from the white sands of Gulf Shores and into The Hangout Restaurant.  Tickets are $20 in advance/ $25 day of show, and are available through the festival website.

In March, the festival announced national headliners and Grammy winners Zac Brown Band and John Legend, plus Trey Anastasio & TAB, Ben Harper and Relentless7, The Black Crowes, Alison Krauss and Union Station feat. Jerry Douglas, Gov’t Mule and Ray LaMontagne.  For a complete artist listing, see below.

Tickets to The Hangout Beach Music and Arts Festival are available online as well as at The Hangout and Surf Style stores located along the central Gulf Coast. Ticket prices are $159 for a three-day pass.  Limited day tickets are available for $79.  VIP ticket packages and travel packages are still available starting at $500 and are available online or by phone at 1-888-512-SHOW.  A wide assortment of lodging options is available surrounding the festival including traditional hotels and beachfront condos to camping at the local state park.