Newport Folk Festival Wraps Up For Another Year

NEWPORT, R.I. (July 29, 2013)--The Newport Folk Festival capped another year Sunday with sets from Beck and the Lumineers, 54 years after the event was first held in Rhode Island's city-by-the-sea.

Over three days, nearly 50 acts took the stage.

Tickets for the Saturday and Sunday shows sold out five months early, which is the fastest tickets for the main two days of the festival have gone in the event's history.

The event has boasted a "who's who" of stars since it began in 1959 and is known as the place where Bob Dylan went electric in 1965.

Ticketholder Alex Kimball of New London, Conn., said the festival succeeds through its diverse mix of performers and a beautiful setting at historic Fort Adams on Narragansett Bay.

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