Music Midtown took over Piedmont Park in Atlanta this past weekend, bringing in artists like Haim, Future, Big Sean, Hiss Golden Messenger and many more. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that there were more than 78,000 attendees on Saturday alone.
Though it was a standard music festival full of overpriced drinks, long port-a-potty lines and the never-ending haze of marijuana, Music Midtown really felt like a good festival for beginners. Piedmont Park was set up well to accommodate four stages with ample room for amenities and sponsors. As for the music, the majority of the artists performing were of the “solid radio hits”-tier, therefore accessible to even the most entry-level fan.
Standout sets and all-around crowd pleasers included Mumford & Sons, Wiz Khalifa (who lit a blunt the moment he jumped on stage) , Bastille (who performed a bizarre The xx/ “No Scrubs” by TLC mash-up) and Bruno Mars (Pyrotechnics! Choreography!).
Click through the gallery above to see photos from the weekend’s festivities.
Annie Black is Paste’s social media manager. At Music Midtown she ate two samosas on Saturday and island Teriyaki noodles on Sunday. You can follow her on Twitter at @helloannieblack.