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Published: 2002/05/09

Bob Dylan to Return to Newport Folk Festival

Bob Dylan has been confirmed to play at this years Newport Folk Festival on August 3. It will be Dylans first appearance at the event since his highly controversial performance in 1965, when he became the first artist to play electric guitar at the festival. (It was so offensive at the time that Pete Seeger reportedly threatened to use an axe to cut the power during the set).
The festival will be held August 2 4 in Fort Adams State Park in Newport, RI. The official site is

Bob Dylan’s itinerary can be found at

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