Over the last couple of weeks, the Newport Folk Festival has been rolling out all sorts of exciting acts to the already-sold-out 2016 installment. Of the latest is Del & Dawg, better known as bluegrass/newgrass professionals Del McCoury and David Grisman, as well as New Orleans’ Preservation Hall Jazz Band. The July 22-24 event is occupying Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island for a weekend of folk-inspired musical bliss.Watch Roger Waters’ Unbelievable Newport Folk Festival Set With My Morning JacketThe lineup thus far is seriously impressive, including the triumphant return of Flight Of The Conchords, alongside national acts like Father John Misty, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, and Norah Jones, as well as St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Ray LaMontagne, Raury, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, and plenty of others. There are still announcements for all three days yet to be made, so stay tuned on the return of another great Newport Folk Festival!More information on the festival’s website. Newport Folk Festival 2016 LineupFriday, July 22Flight Of The Conchords, Ray LaMontagne, case/lang/veirs, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, The Staves, Fruit Bats, RaurySaturday, July 23Norah Jones, Father John Misty, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Del & Dawg, Dave Simonett & Dave Carroll, Amy Helm, Songhoy Blues, Rayland Baxter, Ruby AmanfuSunday, July 24Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Glen Hansard, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, The Oh Hellos, Villagers, Son Little, Julien Baker, Joan Shelley[H/T JamBase]
Press Association The 26-year-old revealed how Barca stars Neymar and Dani Alves tried to persuade him to accept a “formal offer” from the Primera Division club while the trio were together on international duty. Luiz did not clarify whether Chelsea had accepted a bid but stressed the decision to remain at Stamford Bridge had ultimately been his own. Quoted in The Sun, he said: “There was a formal offer from Barcelona but I decided to stay at Chelsea. “Dani Alves and Neymar were sent to try to convince me to sign, but I was clear with them I was staying. “It was not Chelsea’s decision, it was mine.” Luiz joined Chelsea from Benfica for a reported 25million euro (£21miliion) fee in January 2011 and has since won the Champions League, Europa League and FA Cup with the London club. Chelsea defender David Luiz claims he rejected a summer move to Barcelona despite a charm offensive from his Brazil team-mates.