A big announcement regarding the 2012 Hangout Music Festival appears to be coming on Friday 3 p.m. CST, as indicated by the ticking clock on the festival’s home page. It will be interesting to see how they follow up the 2011 festival, a resounding success by most accounts I’ve heard that sold in excess of 35,000 tickets and was undoubtedly one of the strongest festival lineups of the year. 2011′s festival was the kind of breakout success that makes the Gulf Coast beach fest a player on the major American festival landscape for the foreseeable future.
Wesley grew up in coastal Georgia and is a former resident of The Music City and the Big Easy where he helped get Live Music Blog: NOLA off-the-ground, managing it in New Orleans through Jazz Fest 2012. Hodges now lives amongst THE CALIFORNIANS as a newcomer to West LA. His favorite artists include My Morning Jacket, Sigur Rós, Widespread Panic, The Allman Brothers Band, Dr. Dog, Tame Impala, Anders Osborne, Radiohead and Bobby & The Midnites.
Daft Punk is actually playing at his house tonight and you're invited.