Listen to every artist on the 2018 Music Midtown lineup

Kendrick Lamar, Imagine Dragons, Post Malone, and Fall Out Boy headline
Music Midtown 2018 lineup
Kendrick Lamar performs at the Grammy Awards earlier this year.

Photograph by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS

The lineup for this year’s Music Midtown festival was released this morning, and it boasts some major headliners. Kendrick Lamar returns to Atlanta after playing a free concert during January’s College Football Playoff National Championship, as does rapper Post Malone, who played a concert at Lakewood Amphitheater this past Sunday. Imagine Dragons and Fall Out Boy round-out the four main headliners, but the rest of the lineup doesn’t skimp on big names. There’s homegrown talent Janelle Monáe and Gucci Mane; indie bands Portugal. The Man and Foster the People; rockers Thirty Seconds to Mars and Awolnation; singer/songwriter Kacey Musgraves; and newcomers like Bazzi, whose single “Mine” hit No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 after a Snapchat filter launched it into a full-fledged internet meme.

But if not every artist on the lineup rings a bell, we’ve rounded up tracks from each of them so you can study up before you buy tickets, which go on sale Friday, June 15 at 10 a.m.

Heads up: Some tracks may be NSFW.

Kendrick Lamar

Imagine Dragons

Post Malone

Fall Out Boy


Thirty Seconds to Mars

Gucci Mane

Janelle Monáe

Portugal. The Man

The Revivalists

Foster the People

Kacey Musgraves

Sylvan Esso


First Aid Kit

Billie Eilish

Rainbow Kitten Surprise




Butch Walker

Maggie Rogers

K. Flay


Twin Shadow

Robert DeLong


Saint Jhn

Two Feet

Black Pistol Fire


The Aces


Arthur Buck


Berklee College of Music
Wait, what? If you were confused by this entry, we were too. Music Midtown’s website has this video listed under the artist information; it explains the Boston school’s Popular Music Institute program, which has students perform at music festivals.

Editor’s note: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that Berklee College of Music is located in California. It is located in Boston, Massachusetts.