Creed, Oasis To Headline Music Midtown Festival

More than 130 artists will play on nine stages during seventh annual event.

Hard-rockers Creed and Brit-pop group Oasis will headline the seventh annual Music Midtown Festival in Atlanta.

The festival, which runs May 5–7, also will feature performances by the hard-rock band Sevendust, Southern rockers the Allman Brothers Band, rapper Nas and R&B singer Meshell Ndegeocello.

Last year the festival drew more than 250,000 attendees. This year's event will feature more than 130 bands on nine stages, according to festival director Dolly Vogt.

Creed's Human Clay (1999) is at #18 on the Billboard 200 albums chart and has sold more than 3 million copies. The band's sound is marked by distorted guitars and lead singer Scott Stapp's passionate vocals. Creed's single "Higher" (RealAudio excerpt) is #41 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.

Oasis' latest album, Standing on the Shoulders of Giants debuted at #24 on the albums chart earlier this month but has fallen out of the top 100. "Who Feels Love," the second single, will have a cover of the Beatles' "Helter Skelter" as a B-side.