The Music Midtown festival in Atlanta is set to return for the second year following its hiatus.
The two day festival will take place in Piedmont Park, with bands playing across two stages over Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd of September.
Around 45,000 music fans are expected to attend the event which donates an additional dollar from every ticket sale to the Centres for Hope charity.
Hosting the festival in Piedmont Park has been crucial to Music Midtown’s resurgence, with Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed telling the Atlantic Journal Constitution: “In my mind, this is the most special venue in the city. The venues in the past were always challenged, but at that time, the park wasn’t in any condition to handle the capacity of people.
“But because of the critical investments made by the city and the Piedmont Park Conservancy, it’s now in condition to do what it’s meant to do – be an important public gathering place.”
Foo Fighters and Pearl Jam will headline the main stage this year, with British acts Florence & The Machine, Adam Ant and Garbage also performing. Local bands O’Brother and Van Hunt will kick start the festival with opening slots on the bill.
The original Music Midtown ran from the mid-90s to 2005 – as many as 300,000 festival goers descend on the city to see bands perform across six stages. However growing expenses, rising ticket prices and increasing competition resulted in the event being shelved.
Its five year hiatus was eventually ended due to extensive backing from city officials and the local musical community.