For its seventh incarnation in Piedmont Park, Music Midtown has wrangled touring giants Bruno Mars and Mumford & Sons as headliners as part of an eclectic lineup that’s top-heavy with both hip-hop and legacy rock acts.
And for the second year running, Atlanta’s preeminent music festival will be a two-day affair on a Saturday and Sunday in mid-September.
The shorter Friday shows appear to be kiboshed.
Several acts—Weezer, Young The Giant, Tove Lo among them—are making return appearances to the reincarnated fest. Collective Soul has surely played MM in its former configurations around the city at least once before.
Tickets become available Thursday morning. For two full days, the $135 general admission price (before fees) remains relatively cheap.
Each day of rock-centric Shaky Knees 2017, by comparison, cost $99 this year.
Here’s a sampling of the wildly, hilariously varied lineup reactions on Music Midtown’s Facebook page:
“They actually have a really good list this year!!!”
“I'm so mixed about this lineup. It’s a small lineup, but there are good acts all the way down to the bottom. But, Blink-182 and Mumford & Sons aren't headliners anymore. Future is overrated.”
“The ones not complaining about this ... are the ones that didn't attend Music Midtown in the ‘90s!”
“!!!!!! I want to see all these peeps!!! Bastille again!!! Can we go PUHLEASEEEEEE???”
“You could totally make this line up more amazeballs by adding NICKELBACK!!!”
“I’m vibrating from excitement at the first name.”
A barf emoji.
- Music Midtown ‘16: revelry, mud, and a brief evacuation [Curbed Atlanta]