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The event has a long tradition of slotting marquee artists into their keynote addresses,and past speeches have been given by the likes of Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Smokey Robinson, Neil Young, Robert Plant, Lucinda Williams, and Pete Townshend.
Springsteen will also, according to a recent announcement, embark on a world tour in support of a yet-to-be-titled album. Though dates are not official, it will reportedly begin in March.
Springsteen’s keynote will be open to registrants and registered artists that sprung for the Music and Platinum registration choices. Registration for this year’s festival is still open—check out the festival’s official site for details.