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What To Expect From Music Midtown’s 25th Anniversary

Artists Travis Scott, Billie Eilish, Cardi B, Panic! At The Disco and Vampire Weekend will be headlining the 25th-anniversary of Music Midtown. 
Artists Travis Scott, Billie Eilish, Cardi B, Panic! At The Disco and Vampire Weekend will be headlining the 25th-anniversary of Music Midtown. 
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This year’s Music Midtown marks a major milestone for the festival founded in Atlanta.

Chart-topping artists Travis Scott, Billie Eilish, Cardi B, Panic! At The Disco and Vampire Weekend will be headlining the 25th-anniversary of the highly-anticipated festival.

Thousands are interested in coming to the event that takes place Sept. 14 and 15, from noon to 11 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 10 p.m. on Sunday.

Back when the event started in 1994, about 85,000 festival-goers poured into a vacant lot near 10th and Peachtree Streets over the course of the then three-day festival. The lineup included legends, such as Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees James Brown and Joan Baez.

Tickets only cost attendees $17 for the entire weekend. Passes unlocked access to six stages and an artist market, according to what was then The Atlanta Journal and The Atlanta Constitution. Due to the success of the first Music Midtown, more followed until it ceased to return in 2006.

In 2011, the festival was resurrected by its original co-founder Peter Conlon with an alternative rock feel since Coldplay and The Black Keys were the headliners of the Piedmont Park located event.

This year’s lineup is genre-spanning and includes Atlanta native rappers 6lack and Lil Yachty. The schedule for when and where to see all the artists perform on the festival’s four stages can be found here.

General admission into this year’s rain or shine event will cost $165 and the necessary wristband will be mailed out so that it’s worn for entry. Also, the Festival Box Office will open on Sept. 10.

Attendees are encouraged to use ridesharing, walking, biking or public transportation to get to the festival’s location.

The closest MARTA stations are the Midtown and Arts Center Stations. If you live near the Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail, that could be another way to arrive as a pedestrian.