Newport Folk Festival lineup announced

THE Newport Folk Festival announced the artist line-up and tickets went on sale this week.
Posted 3/2/12

NEWPORT – The Newport Folk Festival announced the artist lineup, and tickets went on sale this week.

The festival, slated for July 28 and 29, will take place at Fort Adams State Park from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. A two-day ticket costs $135, single days passes are $74 in advance; parking passes are $12. They are available on and Last year’s event sold out.

"There’s nothing better than knowing that there are thousands of people who love the Newport Folk Festival as much as we do and they want to see it live for years to come,” said Jay Sweet, festival producer. "Our Folk Family proved it last year and they are proving it again as we listen to and read the many wonderful comments from people who have already planned to attend the festival even before this announcement. We are extremely humbled to have the support of the fans and the artists who help to make Newport the best place in the world for our annual Newport Folk Festival Family Reunion."

"Having been fortunate enough to play Newport Folk a number of times by myself, and with a number of different artists and friends, I'm now super excited to have the opportunity to play with my oldest pals in My Morning Jacket!” said Jim James, who is also confirmed to take the Newport stage with New Multitudes. “This is a wonderful occasion for us to play a unique set in the spirit of the festival, and create some new memories together alongside our friends in Newport."

The lineup includes:

Saturday, July 28

  • My Morning Jacket

  • Iron & Wine

  • Patty Griffin

  • Guthrie Family Reunion

  • Dawes

  • City & Colour

  • Preservation Hall Jazz Band

  • Deer Tick

  • Blind Pilot

  • Alabama Shakes

  • Sharon Van Etten

  • First Aid Kit

  • Brown Bird

  • Jonny Corndawg

  • Frank Fairfield

  • Spirit Family Reunion

  • Robert Ellis

  • Apache Relay

  • Honeyhoney

  • Sleepy Man Banjo Boys

    Sunday, July 29

  • Jackson Browne

  • Conor Oberst

  • Punch Brothers

  • Tallest Man on Earth

  • The Head & The Heart

  • tUnE-yArDs

  • Gary Clark, Jr.

  • Trampled By Turtles

  • Tom Morello

  • Of Monsters and Men

  • Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires

  • Jay Farrar, Will Johnson, Anders Parker & Yim Yames performing Original Music set to the Lyrics of Woody Guthrie

  • Sara Watkins

  • Carl Broemel

  • Ben Sollee

  • Spider John Koerner

  • Jonathan Wilson

  • Deep Dark Woods

  • Joe Fletcher & the Wrong Reasons

  • Kossoy Sisters

  • Joel Rafael

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