When it comes to major music festivals, music lovers experience an annual buzz of anticipation for the first announcement of artists. After the first line-up of artists is revealed, festival-goers become ravenous to know just who will be added in the second round of announcements. Hangout Fest 2015 (May 15-17) thrilled the masses with their initial announcement, which included Beck and Zac Brown Band. Recently, Hangout Fest quelled many rumors about additions to the festival’s line-up with their second round of artists who will be heading to Gulf Shores.

Grammy winner Sam Smith is one of the most recent additions to the Hangout Fest 2015 lineup.

Grammy winner Sam Smith is one of the most recent additions to the Hangout Fest 2015 lineup.


Sam Smith is probably the biggest standout revealed in this round of artist announcements. This soulful UK crooner reached superstar status with his hit “Stay With Me,” which was found on his debut “In the Lonely Hour.” He was also a standout at the Grammy Awards, where he took home awards for “Best Pop Vocal Album,” “Record of the Year” and “Song of the Year.” Smith’s smooth vocal work should provide a mellow set to which festival-goers can relax in the warms sands that line the Gulf of Mexico.

In addition to Smith, Hangout Fest 2015 has also added artists such as Tove Lo, Sylvan Esso, Joey Bada$$, Deap Valley, Jeff the Brotherhood, SNBRN, Natural Child, Floating Action, Firekid and Elliot Root.

Tickets for Hangout Fest are on sale now online. VIP and travel packages are available as well.