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The 50th annual Newport Folk Festival concludes at Fort Adams Park, Rhode Island, USA. This, the second of two days of the event, features Joan Baez, Arlo Guthrie and others.
The pan-European Heavy Metal festival, Sonisphere, plays the second of two nights at Knebworth House, Knebworth, UK, with headliners Metallica, supported by Nine Inch Nails, Avenged Sevenfold, Alice In Chains, Feeder, Cancer Bats, Killing Joke, Limp Bizkit and others.
Kings Of Knowing, The Melo-Ds, Devizes-based singer-songwriter Jon Amor, The Dacoits and others play on the second day of The Marlborough Music Festival, Marlborough, Wiltshire, UK.
The All Points West Music And Arts Festival comes to an end at Liberty State Park, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA. Artists appearing today, the last of three days, include Coldplay, Echo And The Bunnymen, MGMT, The Black Keys, Elbow, Silversun Pickups, Mogwai, We Are Scientists, Ghostland Observatory, The Gaslight Anthem and Etienne De Crecy.
On her Sticky And Sweet Tour, Madonna plays in The Palace Square, St Petersburg, Russia, Europe.
Beyonce plays the last of four nights at the Wynn Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Bob Dylan plays in The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, The Woodlands, Houston, Texas, USA.
Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band play at the Monte Do Gozo, Santiago, Spain, Europe.
Pioneering Sun Records artist and studio musician Billy Lee Riley dies in Jonesboro, Arkansas, USA, after a battle with colon cancer.