OutKast to headline Hangout festival in Alabama this May

The Killers and The Black Keys also announced for US festival

OutKast to headline Hangout festival in Alabama this May

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Outkast will headline this year's Hangout Festival in Alabama, it has been revealed.

Earlier this month (January 9), the duo revealed that they would be making their live comeback headlining Coachella Festival alongside Muse and Arcade Fire in April, and also announced another headline slot at New York's Governors Ball festival, which takes place June 6-8 on Randall's Island.

The reformed duo subsequently said they would play a 40-date full world festival tour "to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their unique and influential sound". According to Rolling Stone, they have now announced that they will top the bill at Hangout Festival, which takes place in Gulf Shores from May 16 - 18. Other artists set to play at the event include The Black Keys, Queens Of The Stone Age and The Flaming Lips - for more information, see Hangoutmusicfest.com.

Earlier this week, former OutKast manager Queen Latifah has said that the duo are working on a new album. The musician and actress, who used to head up the Flavor Unit management company, was speaking on The Howard Stern Show earlier this week when she let the news slip, stating: "They're chilling… They're about to work on a new album."

Speaking previously about their reformation, Outkast's Big Boi said: "It's truly an honour to celebrate 20 years and still be free to do music the way we choose. Don't just think outside the box, know that there is no box. I'm looking forward to rocking the stage with my Bro Ski and to all the fans — stank you smelly much, this is for y'all!"

Bandmate André 3000 added: "And imagine, all we wanted to do was rap! I am thankful to have been a part of a group that allowed me to explore anything that came to mind and have fun doing it. Returning to the stage together is the most exciting way for us to thank everyone for their 20 years of supporting OutKast."

OutKast went on hiatus in 2007 and have not performed together since 2004, both members enjoying solo success in the subsequent years. This year is the 20th anniversary of the pair's 1994 debut album 'Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik'.

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