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Music Midtown 2016 Lineup Unveiled; Changes Detailed

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Diverse roster could have been lifted from a millennial’s iPod

Touting "two full days of music" for once — with the operative word being "full" — Music Midtown unveiled a lineup today that seems geared toward a younger crowd that wants to party all weekend.

Among 30 acts spread across four stages, headliners will include The Killers, Twenty One Pilots, deadmau5, Beck, Alabama Shakes, Big Boi, Kesha, and Band of Horses — with nary a Hall & Oates or Van Halen or Foreigner Journey to be found.

And for the first time since Music Midtown’s rebirth in 2011, the Piedmont Park festival will be held on a Sunday. The Friday shows are going bye-bye.

This year, festival gates will open at noon on both Saturday and Sunday (Sept. 17 and 18).

Recent MM lineups have caught flak for being geared too heavily toward Baby Boomers and Gen Xers, but 2016 seems aimed at millennials and their younger siblings.

Reactions to the lineup have predictably been varied. Hundreds of comments on Music Midtown’s Facebook page run the gamut from "This is TERRIBLE! you cut out friday and then you release this GARBAGE???" to "This is the first time in a whillleeeee, I've liked the MM lineup!" For what that’s worth.

As of now, two-day general admission tickets cost $125.

See our MM photo roundups for 2014 and 2015 at those hyperlinks.