Summer 2015's 50 Must-See Music Festivals

From Jazzfest to Electric Daisy Carnival and beyond, a guide to the season's biggest and loudest bashes

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Hodan Dickie of Diarrhea Planet performs during the 2014 Hangout Music Festival on May 17, 2014 in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Josh Brasted/WireImage46/50

Hangout Music Fest

When: May 15th-May 17th

Where: Gulf Shores, Alabama

Why Go: Perched on the Gulf of Mexico's white-sand shores, Hangout doesn't try to be serious. Why bother, when everyone is either topless (him) or in a bikini (in most cases, her)? Imagine a super-charged MTV Beach House with acts like the Foo Fighters, Jenny Lewis and Skrillex playing to a crowd pushing a day-long sun buzz, all looking for a good excuse to raise one more margarita toward to the sky.  

Must-See Acts: Foo Fighters, Sam Smith, Beck, My Morning Jacket, Spoon, Jenny Lewis, Sylvan Esso, Father John Misty, Zac Brown Band, Skrillex, Paramore, Houndmouth, Jeff the Brotherhood, Future Islands, Major Lazer

Official Site: hangoutmusicfest.com

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