For the second year running, Atlanta’s preeminent music fest will overtake Piedmont Park for an entire weekend, beginning at high noon Saturday, with an eclectic lineup heavy on hip-hop, time-tested rock, and stomping folksy acts.
Music Midtown ‘17 is scheduled as planned in storm-battered Atlanta, highlighted by showstopper Bruno Mars, Mumford & Sons, Future, blink-182, and fresher faces such as Wiz Khalifa, Bastille, and Haim.
The four-stage arrangement returns with a corporate sponsor at the main venue and what looks like, judging by the official map, a shift of larger acts to what’d been the festival’s smallest stage, now called Roxy.
None of the ticketing options—two-day general admission for $145, VIP for $600, or Super VIP for $1,750—appear to be sold out.
Here’s the 411:
- Expect onsite lockers with built-in cellphone chargers, offered for reservations beforehand for $25 to $35. Also, a new cashless, wristband system of payment will allow for quicker transactions that ensure patrons can easily hemorrhage money.
Arrival via MARTA:
- For those taking the train, MARTA’s Midtown and Arts Center Stations on the Red and Gold rail lines are the closest options, each located a few blocks west of the fest. Find the closest free MARTA parking lot at Lindbergh Center Station on the Red and Gold lines.
- A free bike valet is being offered at the festival’s 10th Street Gate, near Grady High School.
- Bags larger than 10 inches, by 10 inches, by 10 inches
- Selfie sticks, umbrellas, or baby strollers
- Your drunk buddy with a penchant for hollering, “Free Bird!”
- One sealed (or empty) bottle of water
- Purses and small, drawstring bags
- Enhanced security this year
- Shoutouts to Kirkwood from Future—and to Stockbridge from Collective Soul
A broader view of the festival layout:
LINEUP & SET TIMES
Doors open at noon.
The Salesforce Stage (nearest Park Tavern)
1:30-2:30 p.m: Dua Lipa
3:30-4:30 p.m: Vintage Trouble
5:30-6:30 p.m: Tove Lo
7:30-8:30 p.m: Big Sean
9:30-11 p.m: Bruno Mars
The Roxy Stage (nearest Piedmont Park’s lake)
1:45-2:30 p.m: Daye Jack
3:30-4:30 p.m: PVRIS
5:30-6:30 p.m: Milky Chance
7:30-8:30 p.m: Weezer
9:30-11:00 p.m: blink-182
The Honda Stage (opposite the main stage, deepest into the park)
2:30-3:30 p.m: Bibi Bourelly
4:30-5:30 p.m: Oh Wonder!
6:30-7:30 p.m: The Strumbellas
8:30-9:30 p.m: Wiz Khalifa
The Cotton Club Stage (nearest to 10th Street, farthest from Park Tavern)
2:30-3:30 p.m: Sunflower Bean
4:30-5:30 p.m: AJR
6:30-7:30 p.m: BROODS
8:30-9:30 p.m: The Naked And Famous
Doors open at noon.
The Salesforce Stage
12:30-1:30 p.m: Circa Waves
2:30-3:30 p.m: COIN
4:30-5:30 p.m: Collective Soul
6:30-7:30 p.m: Haim
8:30-10:30 p.m: Mumford & Sons
The Roxy Stage
12:30-1:30 p.m: Midnight Larks
2:30-3:30 p.m: MISSIO
4:30-5:30 p.m: Zara Larsson
6:30-7:30 p.m: Young The Giant
8:30-9:45 p.m: Future
The Honda Stage
1:30-2:30 p.m: Hiss Golden Messenger
3:30-4:30 p.m: Judah & The Lion
5:30-6:30 p.m: Two Door Cinema Club
7:30-8:30 p.m: Bastille
The Cotton Club Stage
1:30-2:30 p.m: Trippie Redd
3:30-4:30 p.m: Joywave
5:30-6:30 p.m: Lizzo
7:30-8:30 p.m: Russ