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André 3000, Nile Rodgers & Chic, Elvis Costello Headlining 2024 Newport Jazz Festival

André 3000 will bring his big bag of flutes to the 2024 Newport Jazz Festival, which the former OutKast rapper will headline along with Nile Rodgers & Chic, Kamasi Washington, Elvis Costello, Brittany Howard and Robert Glasper.

This year is the 70th anniversary of the storied summer staple, which will take place from August 2-4 at Fort Adams State Park in Rhode Island and also feature sets from: Laufey, Cory Wong, Dinner Party (featuring Terrace Martin, Glasper and Washington), Thievery Corporation, Samara Joy, Noname, PJ Morton, Galactic with Irma Thomas, Moonchild, Meshell Ndegocello, Sun Ra Arkestra and Christian McBride’s Jam Jawn, among many others.

The general public onsale will kick off on Wednesday (April 10) at 1 p.m. ET here.

In January, 3000 announced a lengthy run of 2024 dates in support of his surprise solo jazz instrumental album, New Blue Sun, which included multiple dates at the Blue Note club in New York, the Variety Playhouse in Atlanta and a five-night stand at the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever in early March. The dates will roll on this month with a trio of gigs at Joshua Tree, CA’s iconic Pappy & Harriet’s as well as spots at the ATL Jazz Festival on May 27 and the Roots Picnic on June 1-2 in Philadelphia.

In keeping with his “no bars” pledge, 3000 will also not rap at a number of other jazz festivals this summer, including the Toronto Jazz Fest (June 28), the Gent Jazz Festival (July 12) and the North Sea Jazz Festival (July 13).

Check out the full poster for the 2024 Newport Jazz Festival below.

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