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This is the third time the War on Drugs has played this festival—they were there in 2008 and 2012—but their first as major rock stars. Since then, they released their first two albums to crack the Billboard 200: Lost in the Dream landed at No. 26 in 2014, and their latest, A Deeper Understanding, hit No. 10 in 2017.
They’ll be joined on the bill with XPoNential Festival virgin Sturgill Simpson, whose new album, A Sailor’s Guide to Earth, won a Grammy for Best Country Album in early 2017. The Preservation Hall Jazz Band is also scheduled for the third year in a row.
That’s all we know for now. The complete artist lineup will be announced at a later date, but devoted fans can go ahead and scoop up their tickets starting this Friday, December 15. The festival takes place July 27 to 29 at the BB&T Pavilion and its neighboring Wiggins Waterfront Park. Tickets are on sale through ticketmaster.com, but they can also be purchased through the BB&T Pavilion box office or by phone at 800-745-3000.
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