Roger Waters is headlining the 2015 Newport Folk Festival

One of the more surprising festival bookings this year-right up there with AC/DC headlining Coachella-has to be the just-announced bit of news that former Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters is headlining the Newport Folk Festival, taking place July 24-26 in Newport, R.I.

With a much longer history than most other annual U.S. festivals-it started in Newport in 1959, predating even Woodstock by a decade-the Newport Folk Festival has kept its identity as a folk music-based event, even as it has evolved over the decades…

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