May 6, 2013 - GULF SHORES, AL (GSA) – The Hangout Music Fest has announced the schedule for the highly anticipated Thursday Kick-Off Party on May 16.

Two stages will host 14 acts at the Hangout site, with the action beginning at 2 p.m. and wrapping at 11 p.m. Tickets for the Thursday Kick-Off Party are on sale now at hangoutkickoffparty and are $45, or just $20 for those who have already purchased three-day passes. The Kick-Off Party is complimentary for VIP, Super VIP and Big Kahuna pass holders.

Promoters also announced that Thursday kick-off party passes, three-day passes, single day general admission tickets and shuttle passes are on sale now.

The Boom Boom Tent: Bones Benny Benassi 9:45-11 p.m., Dillon Francis 8:15-9:15 p.m., LOTUS 6:45-7:45 p.m., Conspirator 5:30-6:20 p.m., Quixotic 4:20-5 p.m., Wick-it the Instigator 3:15-3:55 p.m., and Future Rock 2:15-2:50 p.m.

The Letting Go stage: Umphrey's McGee 9:45-11 p.m., Railroad Earth 8:15-9:15 p.m., Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors 6:45-7:45 p.m., Hayes Carll 5:30-6:20 p.m., MTV Winner 4:20-5 p.m., Reptar 3:15-3:55 p.m., and St. Paul and The Broken 2:15-2:50 p.m.

Later this week, MTV/VH1/CMT will announce the two talented up-and-coming artists that have been crowd-sourced to play Hangout Music Fest. These bands were selected by fan voting and an internal committee via MTV/VH1/CMT’s artist platform (Artists.MTV, Artists.VH1, Artists.CMT). One act will play the Thursday Kick-Off Party, while the second will be awarded a Saturday festival slot.

The Hangout Music Fest recently announced the offer of a limited quantity of single-day General Admission tickets for the festival. In addition to full weekend passes, fans will now be able to purchase tickets for any one of the three action-packed days. Single-day General Admission tickets for May 17, 18 and 19 are on sale now for $89 per day at hangoutsingleday.

The Friday lineup includes:

The Hangout Stage: Kings of Leon, Passion Pit, Jim James Band, The Breeders and Twin Sister.

The Chevrolet Stage: The Shins, Grizzly Bear, Toots & The Maytals and Lissie.

The Boom Boom Tent: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, AfroJack, Ra Ra Riot and Lance Herbstrong.

The Letting Go stage: Big Gigantic, Ryan Bingham, The Sheepdogs and Twenty Ι One Ι Pilots.

The BMI Stage: Anders Osbourne, The Weeks, Luella and The Sun and Colin Lake.

The Saturday lineup includes:

The Hangout Stage: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, The Black Crowes, Gov’t Mule, Shovels & Rope and Delta Rae.

The Chevrolet Stage: Bassnectar, The Roots, Dirty Projectors and Nikki Bluhm and the Gramblers.

The Boom Boom Tent: Kendrick Lamar, Wolfgang Gartner, Public Enemy and Brassft Punk.

The Letting Go stage: Slightly Stoopid, Holy Ghost!, Bright Light Social Hour and The Werks.

The BMI Stage: The Tontons, Chancellor Warhol, Space Capone and Wild Cub.

Sunday’s lineup includes:

The Hangout Stage: Stevie Wonder, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Ellie Goulding and Grouplove.

The Chevrolet Stage: Trey Anastasio Band, Imagine Dragons, Galactic and Best Coast.

The Boom Boom Tent: Steve Aoki, Porter Robinson, Baauer and Zion I.

The Letting Go stage: Bloc Party, moe., Moon Taxi and The Revivalists.

The BMI Stage: Jason Isbell & 400 Unit, Kingston Springs, The Wild Feathers and The Mowgli’s.

Attendees that already have their wristbands can register them to get access to the Chevrolet Water Slide, a chance to win surprise passes to the Chevrolet VIP Cabana, and a chance to get on-stage viewing access on the Chevrolet stage.

Follow Chevrolet’s Hangout behind-the-scenes stories, images and videos via Twitter @ChevyLife and #ChevyHangout and also via Chevrolet on Instagram.

Lodging and travel packages are currently available at cidentertainment.com/hangout.

For those that can’t make the trip to Alabama, MTV, VH1 and CMT will be bringing Hangout to a national audience by livestreaming from the festival. Additionally, its various news and editorial organizations—including MTV News, VH1 News and CMT News—will provide fans at home with unmatched on-stage and backstage access to their favorite stars, up-to-the-minute festival news, and on-the-ground reporting, highlighting the fashions, personalities, breakout moments and unexpected events that define the spirit of the festival.

Festival attendees are strongly urged to avoid traffic by taking advantage of the fun and easy way to get in and out of the festival, the Hangout Music Fest shuttles. This year, the “Golden Shuttles” are back and offering even more exciting prizes.