No more single day tickets available for Hangout Fest
Although he noted that it is not the festival’s policy to release sales numbers before the event is sold out, Hangout Fest Director Sean McConnell did share demographics from the fest’s recent sale of single day tickets for the May 16-19 musical gathering at Gulf Shores Public Beach.
McConnell said almost all the tickets were sold locally, 66 percent by women.
He added that the average age of single day ticket buyers was 26, same as the fest’s usual demographic. “That’s probably the most consistent number,’’ he said. “That’s been the average age within a couple decimal points year after year.’’
Earlier this month, the City of Gulf Shores approved a 5,000 increase of capacity for the fest, bringing it up to a total of 45,000.
A study of the event by Auburn economics professor Dr. Keivan Deravi determined that the fest has a $45 million annual economic impact on the area and attracts 80 percent of its fans from outside the staate.
The cumulative total of the festival’s economic impact since 2010 was said to be $290 million.
Festival headliners include The Lumineers, Kygo, Cardi B, Travis Scott, Diplo, The 1975, Walk The Moon, Bebe Rexha, Jimmy Eat World, Jungle, and Alison Wonderland. Big Gigantic, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Camelphat and SNBRN will all play sets during the table setting Thursday night kick-off party.