Thursday, May 21, 2015
Roger Waters will headline the opening night of the 2015 Newport Folk Festival on Friday, July 24.
Waters says he plans to deliver “an intimate appearance specifically crafted” for the event, set for July 24-26 at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, RI.
The former Pink Floyd bassist will top a bill that includes Tallest Man On Earth, Iron & Wine and Ben Bridwell, the Watkins Family Hour and others, while The Decemberists will perform on Saturday and First Aid Kit will play on Sunday.
Founded in 1959, the festival features a variety of musical genres each year, and has notably introduced Joan Baez and Bob Dylan to a wider audience. Dylan’s famous July 25, 1965 appearance caused an uproar when fans booed as the acoustic folk singer went electric with Mike Bloomfield on guitar alongside players from the Paul Butterfield Blues Band.
Full event details are available at newportfolk.org
In sync with his appearance at Newport, Waters will reissue his 1991 album, “Amused To Death”, on July 24.
The updated version of Waters’ third solo record will include a new 5.1 surround remix of the album on high-definition Blu-ray audio and a new remastered stereo mix completed by longtime Waters / Pink Floyd collaborator and co-producer, James Guthrie.
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