Florence Welch’s Florence + the Machine were among the hot acts that performed on the main stage at Music Midtown 2012. Red Hot Chili Peppers and Queens of the Stone Age are among the acts scheduled to perform at the Atlanta festival Sept. 20-21.
MUSIC MIDTOWN 2013
FRIDAY, SEPT. 20
North Mississippi Allstars
Drivin N Cryin
SATURDAY, SEPT. 21
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Queens of the Stone Age
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Tegan and Sara
The Black Lips
ATLANTA — After a tentative re-entry onto the music scene in 2011, Music Midtown — Atlanta’s premiere music festival — came roaring back in 2012. With the likes of Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, Garbage, and Francis + the Machine entertaining massive crowds, organizers had to turn fans away during the two-day event.
With that challenge in mind, MM sponsors built the 2013 festival, planned for Sept. 20-21 for the third year in historic Piedmont Park, with expansion in mind. And with the addition of a third stage at the festival site, they’ve had the luxury of adding several more acts to the lineup than played at the 2012 festival.
As organizers did last year by booking a mix of hot rising artists like the Avett Brothers and Neon Trees with veteran superstars like Pearl Jam and the Foos, Music Midtown 2013 follows suit. Traditional headliners like Red Hot Chili Peppers, Journey, Jane’s Addiction, Queens of the Stone Age, Cake and Weezer will be joined by up-and-comers Imagine Dragons — whose current hit “Radioactive” has been a mainstay on rock and pop radio for weeks — 2 Chainz, Phoenix, Kendrick Lamar, Arctic Monkeys, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and Tegan and Sara.
Also scheduled to perform at Music Midtown 2013 are Drivin N Cryin, North Mississippi Allstars, The Mowglis, The Black Lips, Reignwolf, The Neighbourhood, ZZ Ward, Mona and Capital Cities.
Journey will headline Sept. 20 performances, and the Chili Peppers will close out the festival Saturday night.
Additional information about the festival is available at www.musicmidtown.com.