Music Midtown, the annual music festival held in Atlanta for the last several years is back again. The organizers behind the festival released its 2017 lineup which features some touring giants such as Bruno Mars and Mumford and Sons as headliners. Just like its previous run which featured headliners Twenty One Pilots and Deadmau5, the all-ages Music Midtown is again being directed primarily to the youth demographic. It will retain its four-stage setup in Atlanta’s Piedmont Park.
Mixed in with top-heavy giants in both the hip-hop and rock world. This collective list of acts that will grace the stages at Music Midtown is a diverse list that will bring people of all ages, from all walks of life swarming the event.
The rest of the noteworthy acts of this year’s Music Midtown include Wiz Khalifa; Weezer; Big Sean; HAIM; Young the Giant; Bastille; Two Door Cinema Club; Tove Lo; Russ; Milky Chance; Collective Soul; Rag’n’Bone Man; Oh Wonder; The Strumbellas; Judah & The Lion; The Naked and Famous; Zara Larsson; Dua Lipa; BROODS; PVRIS; Vintage Trouble; Lizzo; Joywave; Bibi Bourelly; COIN; AJR; Hiss Golden Messenger; Circa Waves; Daye Jack; and Midnight Larks.
HAIM, whose forthcoming album, Something To Tell You is set to come out July 7th are set to perform as well. Among the list of performers, several are making their return appearances to the festival including Weezer, Young The Giant and Tove Lo. Fans of Young The Giant are hoping to hear some new music from their favorite band, the band have yet to release any follow-up material to their 2014 album Mind Over Matter. Blink-182 has been working on new music of their and and have recently released a new music video to their heartfelt and personal song, Home is Such a Lonely Place. Atlanta natives Collective Soul played Music Midtown in 1995 during it’s second run and again in 2000. This year though will mark their debut appearance since the festival landed at Piedmont Park.
For the second year in a row, Atlanta’s music festival will stretch out for two days unlike it’s previous runs when it was held on Friday. It will feature 30 bands and musicians of a diverse range of genres from rock to hip-hop to electronic and fill up 4 stages. In between performances, ticket-holders can enjoy some of Atlanta’s favorite local bites as well as enjoy some of the sponsor’s interactive experiences such as a ferris wheel that overlooks the festival.
Music Midtown started in 1994 and was founded by music producers Peter Conlon and his business partner Alex Cooley. It ran to 2005 before going on a six-year hiatus in 2006. The hiatus came from lack of attendees and rising expenses after the 2005 Music Midtown. It returned in 2011 and has been going strong ever since. During the 2016 Music Midtown, attendance was up to 130,000 which brought in an estimated $8.6 million ticket sales.
The weekend long festival will be held at Piedmont Park on September 16th-17th. General admission and VIP passes for the weekend festival are officially on sale now through their official website.
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