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The 'Future' looks bright for Hampdenfest
The 'Future' looks bright for Hampdenfest

Changing dates may have been a blessing in disguise for Hampdenfest, as organizers announced Thursday that Future Islands, an up-and-coming band that is gaining national notice, will headline the free festival. It didn't look good for Hampdenfest in July, when organizers canceled the annual neighborhood festival after the Baltimore City government said it couldn't provide support services for both Hampdenfest on Sept. 13 and the city's week-long Sailabration extravaganza at the same time. Organizers agreed to change the date to Sept. 20 at the urging of community leaders and city officials, but worried that the festival would lose many of its vendors and rock bands that...

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