July 23, 2015 10:00 ET

Newport Folk Festival Features Roger Waters, The Decemberists and a Fiftieth Anniversary Tribute

SOUTH WINDSOR, CT--(Marketwired - Jul 23, 2015) - Fifty years ago, Bob Dylan shocked the crowd at the Newport Folk Festival when he took the stage, plugged in an electric guitar and changed the face of folk music forever. This year, the three-day festival will culminate with a celebration of that watershed event, with a tribute the organizers have dubbed "65 Revisited." The performers' names have not been released, leading fans to wonder -- will Dylan himself appear? Which other musicians from the 1965 Newport Folk Festival will show up?

The three-day event, held at Fort Adams, a state park in Newport, Rhode Island, kicks off Friday, July 24th and runs through Sunday, July 26th. The lineup boasts more than sixty acts, including perennial folk favorite Roger Waters and The Decemberists, a Portland, Oregon indie band named for an unfinished Tolstoy novel, and whose 2012 release, "One Engine," was featured on the soundtrack of The Hunger Games.

Other noted performers include Irish songwriting sensation Hozier, best known for his 2013 hit "Take Me to Church," and multi-instrumentalist Sufjan Stevens.

The festival's official website reports that the event is sold out, but tickets can still be purchased through secondary ticket market sites such as To check ticket availability, visit

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