8 Acts You Can’t Miss at Hangout Festival 2022

1. Tame Impala

Tame Impala (Kevin Parker) has officially released his fourth studio album, The Slow Rush. Featuring the tracks Lost In Yesterday, Borderline & It Might Be Time. The Slow Rush was recorded between Los Angeles and Parker’s studio in his hometown of Fremantle, Australia. The twelve tracks were written, recorded, produced and mixed by Parker. The Slow Rush is Parker’s deep dive into the oceans of time, conjuring the feeling of a lifetime in a lightning bolt, of major milestones whizzing by while you’re looking at your phone, it’s a paean to creation and destruction and the unending cycle of life.

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In support of The Slow Rush, Tame Impala will tour across North America, Australia & New Zealand, and the UK in the coming months. Thanks to the ravenous demand of fans for a transcendent live performance, Tame Impala has headlined festivals and theatres around the world and released three full length albums – Innerspeaker, Lonerism and Currents. As a writer and producer Parker has collaborated with Travis Scott, SZA, Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Kanye West, Kali Uchis, Theophilus London, Miguel, A$AP Rocky and more.

2. Oliver Tree

An internet based vocalist, producer, writer, director and performance artist, Oliver Tree explores the intersection where pop and alternative meet sonically and has arrived where art and entertainment collide visually. From comedy to action sports, mock reality TV drama to WWF wrestling in his live shows, the world of Oliver Tree is unlike any artist who has come before him. A Santa Cruz, California native, Tree has emerged as a polymath from many different projects and iterations over the last 10 years.

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As unpredictable as one artist can be, no one can seem to put their finger on what Oliver Tree will do next. Unafraid to make you laugh, cry, think profoundly or feel completely uncomfortable for the length of a 4 minute music video, he is on the road to developing his own blueprint for packaging and marketing pop culture in the internet era. Versatile in every sense of the word, Tree not only explores every type of entertainment but also every type of genre in his music alike. The box he puts himself in is limitless. It has no boundaries. Oliver Tree has built a multimedia project designed to challenge people’s perspective of what art is, and he’s not the slightest bit concerned what anyone has to say about it!

3. LP GIOBBI

LP Giobbi is nothing short of a force to be reckoned with. When the Piano Queen is not crafting genre-defying music or bringing her electrifying live performances to music venues and festivals all over the world, she’s fostering more equitable opportunities for womxn, non-binary, and other marginalized gender expressions in the technical areas of music through her co-founded 501(c)(3), FEMME HOUSE.

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This multi-titled producer, DJ, label owner, curator, music director, feminist, and entrepreneur is paving the way for so many, and it’s truly inspirational considering she does it all while elevating the vibes of the dance floor with her genre-defying dance music. If you want to get groovy and leave with a smile on your face, hers is a set you won’t want to miss!

4. SIDEPIECE

SIDEPIECE is the side-project, with grand potential to become a main-project, of Ricky Mears (Nitti Gritti) and Dylan Ragland (Party Favor). The GRAMMY nominated duo has taken the world by storm with hit releases such as On My Mind, Acrobatic, and countless remix’s of hits like John Summit’s Deep End.

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They just wrapped up their first tour, selling out all four dates along the way. This summer, they’re gearing up for a stacked schedule playing festivals such as Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, and more!

5. SLANDER

SLANDER from Los Angeles hardly needs any introduction – the duo has been captivating dance fans around the world for years with their electric performances, heartfelt production, and lasting friendship.

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Digging deep into the future bass and heaven trap space, Derek Andersen and Scott Land have performed all over the globe on renowned stages, and built a passionate family of fans as they continue to release new songs that tug at heart strings. Every set brings listeners through an emotional and meaningful journey, so this is undoubtedly a need for anyone who wants to experience a special moment with some loved ones. 

6. SNBRN

SNBRN has become one of dance music’s most compelling new voices. The LA-based producer, real name Kevin Chapman, has mastered the art of the anthemic house hit, as evidenced by blockbuster singles like “Gangsta Walk,” “Raindrops,” and “Beat The Sunrise.”

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With over 80 million streams on Spotify and landmark performances at festivals like Coachella, Electric Daisy Carnival, and Ultra, it’s clear: SNBRN has found his groove and won’t be slowing down anytime soon.

7. Wreckno

Wreckno is a name that is quickly becoming household staple in the EDM community and his meteoric rise is truly something to witness. Mixing his longtime love of trap with heavy dubstep, they curate show-stopping sets with intense energy and dirty beats that make you want to drop it down low.

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Having grown up 30 minutes from Rothbury Michigan, home to the beloved Electric Forest, Wreckno is experiencing a critical point in their life where so many intersections are coming together as he begins to incorporate dance into his brand and the 2022 festival season looks like their best yet – including billing on Electric Forest. Their set is a must-see for anyone who wants to get a little crazy without any judgement because after all, Wreckno believes in providing space, and representation, for anyone who may need it.

8. JVNA

For anyone who’s wanting to dance on the line of light and dark, JVNA promises a unique experience during her set. The singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist is known for her electronic pop music with an edge of melodic bass, regularly pulling inspiration from her life to contrast hard-hitting grit and glittering softness.

Her honest and emotional approach to lyrics creates an interesting dichotomy with her pop, rock, and bass sensibilities. For the sentimentally-driven, JVNA will evoke the emotions you’re bottling up.

Curated by Alex Mars and Elena Lin

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