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Newport Folk Festival to Mark 50th of Bob Dylan Going Electric

This year's Newport Folk Festival will pay tribute to Bob Dylan.



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    Bob Dylan made rock history when he went electric at the Newport Folk Festival in 1965.

    This year's festival will pay tribute to the legendary moment with a secret lineup of musicians billed as "'65 Revisited."

    Festival producer Jay Sweet on Tuesday calls it an "all-star lineup" of nearly a dozen contemporary artists celebrating Dylan's performance.

    It will close out the festival, which runs Friday, July 24, through Sunday, July 26.

    Dylan is not playing, although Sweet says he's invited to play every year. He last played Newport in 2002.

    Sweet said if there's any year Dylan wouldn't come, it's his guess it would probably be this one.

    Tickets are sold out for Saturday and Sunday, but a few are available Friday.

    Other headliners include Roger Waters and The Decemberists. 

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