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Elton John, Drake, Van Halen Lead Atlanta’s Music Midtown Festival

Sam Smith, Run the Jewels, Alice in Chains and Lenny Kravitz also on board to perform at two-day event in Piedmont Park this September

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Drake and Elton John will headline this year's Music Midtown Festival in Atlanta

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Elton John, Drake, Van Halen and Sam Smith have been recruited to headline this year’s Music Midtown Festival, which will invade Atlanta’s Piedmont Park on September 18th and 19th. Run the Jewels, Alice in Chains, Jenny Lewis, Hozier, Lenny Kravitz, Billy Idol, Tove Lo and Icona Pop will also perform at the fest. Tickets for this year’s Music Midtown go on sale June 27th at 10 a.m. EST at the fest’s official site and Live Nation.

Rounding out the initial lineup announcement are August Alsina, Kodaline, Panic! at the Disco, the Airborne Toxic Event, Catfish and the Bottlemen, X Ambassadors and Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, with festival organizers promising more acts will be announced in the future. This year’s fest will also see the addition of a new fourth stage, allowing even more acts to perform at the two-day event.

Founded in 1994, Music Midtown ran from its inaugural year until 2005. Following a five-year hiatus, the festival returned as a one-day event in 2011. The following year, Music Midtown again expanded to two days, a Friday and Saturday in September. Last year’s fest featured performances by Jack White, Eminem, Lorde, Zac Brown Band and more.

“Every year we strive to take the festival to a new level and this year is certainly no exception,” Live Nation Atlanta president Peter Conlon said in a statement. “With the addition of a fourth stage and this year’s stellar line-up, I think we have done it again!”

Festival organizers have also released an announcement video with more details.

In This Article: Drake, Elton John, Sam Smith, Van Halen


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