Atlanta Festival to Return to Midtown

Music Midtown returns to Piedmont Park this weekend with a fresh batch of coveted headliners and promising fresh faces.

The festival boasts superstars Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, T.I. and Florence + the Machine, among other established veterans and lesser-known up-and-comers.

The festival’s stellar lineup is due in part to last year’s success. Featuring Coldplay, the Black Keys and Cage the Elephant, Music Midtown returned with a vengeance after a six-year hiatus.

The festival was held annually in Atlanta from 1994 through 2005, but was postponed indefinitely in 2006 due to decline in attendance and rising expenses. After last year’s success, it seems that the festival will return once again as an annual Atlanta staple.

Tickets will be sold both online and at the gate. Prices start at $55 for a one-day ticket and $100 for a two-day pass.

Gates open Friday at 4 p.m. and Saturday at noon.

Parking is limited, and attendees are encouraged to carpool or use public transportation.

— By Annelise Alexander