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Photos: Highlights from this year’s sardine-packed Music Midtown festival

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Lizzo, Cardi B, Billie Eilish, and more took Piedmont Park by storm last weekend

Pop artist Lizzo wears a bright-colored leotard and sings into a microphone in front of a picture of her album cover.
Lizzo does Midtown.
Photos: Sean Keenan, Curbed Atlanta

One hundred and eighty-five acres. Four stages. Three dozen music acts. Perhaps just as much sweat as booze—maybe more, considering the sweltering sun.

Atlanta’s annual Music Midtown festival took Piedmont Park by storm this past weekend, and Curbed Atlanta was there to document the rambunctious extravaganza.

Tens of thousands of music fans poured into the city’s premier green space for the two-day bash of rock, pop, hip-hop, and the rest.

The star-studded cast included the likes of Lizzo, Cardi B, Panic! At the Disco, Billie Eilish, Travis Scott, and more.

Peep into the photo spread below to relive the music fest if you attended or experience it vicariously via Curbed if you couldn’t make it.

A crowd of people wrap around one of the four stages.
The Salesforce stage before the crowd really swelled.
Midtown’s skyline looms over the festivities.
Midtown’s skyline looms over the festivities.
Tash Sultana plays a trumpet in front of psychedelic imagery on the on-stage light boards.
One-person band Tash Sultana plays on Saturday.
Tash Sultana plays a blue guitar and wears ripped jeans. She’s seen on a massive TV next to the stage.
Tash Sultana uses a loop pedal to record multiple instruments during her shows.
Quinn XCII raises his hand to a packed crowd.
Quinn XCII on Saturday.
Quinn XCII, wearing a salmon-colored t-shirt, beneath the glow of stage lights.
A closer look at Quinn XCII.
Quinn XCII takes a breath away from the mic.
A tip jar at a pizza vendor says, “Tip if you saw a Juul today.”
We did.
Lizzo’s crowd stretches nearly to the next stage.
The crowd showed up en masse for pop star Lizzo.
Photographers and fans gear up for Lizzo.
Photographers and fans gear up for Lizzo.
Lizzo belts out lyrics wearing a colorful leotard in front of a blown-up image of her album cover.
Lizzo belts out lyrics wearing a colorful leotard.
Lizzo leans back as she sings.
Thousands of fans turn on their phone lights, just like people used to do with lighters.
Lizzo asks the Saturday crowd to turn their phone lights on.
Giddy fans cheer for Lizzo.
Giddy fans cheer for Lizzo.
Danish singer-songwriter MØ moves between the crowd before her set begins.
Danish singer-songwriter MØ moves between the crowd before her set begins.
MØ starts her set hanging on the railing separating the crowd from the photo pit.
MØ starts her set hanging on the railing separating the crowd from the photo pit.
MØ leans back and puts the mic to her lips while holding a fan’s hand.
Seventeen-year-old Billie Eilish takes the stage, wearing baggy white clothes adorned with her stage name.
Seventeen-year-old Billie Eilish takes the stage.
Billie Eilish sings over a rowdy crowd of fans, many of whom are recording on their phones.
Billie Eilish, seen on one of the jumbotrons, wears a cast on her right leg.
A young girl in the crowd on her mother’s shoulders stares at Billie Eilish during the show.
Rapper 6lack raises his hands beneath purple lighting.
Rapper 6lack performs on Sunday.
The Bank of America tower peers over the trees behind a massive crowd.
The crowd for 6lack.
Fans pressed against a fence at the front row glower at 6lack.
6lack puts the mic to his mouth as fire shoots from the stage.
6lack made the most of pyrotechnics.