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Norman Music Festival headliners announced


Portugal. The Man and Hayes Carll are billed on the Main Stage and Jack Daniels Stage, respectively.

Gazette staff February 3rd, 2012

About two weeks ago, we asked if Portland-via-Alaska rockers Portugal. The Man would be headlining the fifth installment of Norman Music Festival.

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Today, NMF confirmed via their website that the band and Hayes Carll would be closing out the festivities on the Main Stage and Jack Daniels Stage, respectively.

Currently signed to Atlantic Records, Portugal. The Man is a psychedelic rock band that has released seven albums, most recently last year’s “In the Mountain in the Cloud.”

The Austin, Tex.-based Carll has four albums, 2008’s “Trouble in Mind” being his breakthrough, on Lost Highway Records.

The rest of the bands will be announced in the coming weeks, according to an earlier tweet by the festival’s official Twitter handle.  

Photo by Matt Carney
 
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