Billie Eilish, Travis Scott, Vampire Weekend and Panic! at the Disco have been confirmed as the headline acts for the 2019 Music Midtown festival, invading Atlanta’s Piedmont Park on 14 and 15 September.
Lizzo, Charlie Puth, Lord Huron, Tash Sultana, Kali Uchis, Walk The Moon, Quinn XCII, Banks, Local Natives, MØ, Jaden Smith and Sigrid are also scheduled to perform at the fest, which has been held in Atlanta since 1994.
Atlanta-based artists like Lil Yachty, 6lack, Faye Webster and the Coathangers are will also appear at Music Midtown, with Dominic Fike, Taylor Bennett, Madison Beer, Bad Suns, Noah Cyrus, Reignwolf, Band of Skulls, YOLA, Kevin Garrett and 99 Neighbors rounding out the two-day line-up.
Music promoters Live Nation Atlanta President Peter Conlon said in a statement, “I’m very excited for Music Midtown this year. When Alex Cooley and I started the festival twenty-five years ago, our goal was to present a diverse group of the biggest names and rising stars in music. Music Midtown 2019 continues that tradition. We’re really looking forward to seeing Atlanta show up for another amazing weekend in Piedmont Park.”
Music Midtown was initially held in Atlanta annually from 1994 to 2005, and after a six-year hiatus, returned in 2011. During its original run, the festival ran on one weekend each year. The event drew in excess of 300,000 attendees per year during its peak years.
The festival started as a two-day event with three stages. It later grew to three-day event. During the years that Music Midtown had a three-day run, the event had six main stages. Each of these stages were typically sponsored by a local Atlanta radio station which were used to present dozens of bands playing a wide variety of musical genres.
Due to a decline in attendance and rising expenses after the 2005 Music Midtown, promoters placed the festival on hiatus in 2006. The hiatus ran through 2010. The festival returned as a one-day event in 2011, and expanded to its current two-day format in 2012.
Tickets for the 2019 Music Midtown go on sale Friday, 17 May. For further information, visit the event’s official website.