I'm excited for the return of the annual Newport Folk Festival® this summer at Fort Adams State Park July 30-31. There lineup was announced today and is listed below and I was excited to see favorites such as the Decemberists, M.Ward, the Middle Brother crew (Dawes, Delta Spirit, and Deer Tick), and Elvis Costello are on the list after buying early bird tickets this weekend.
SATURDAY, JULY 30 ~ 11:30 am - 7:00 pm
The Decemberists Gillian Welch Earl Scruggs Gogol Bordello Ramblin' Jack Elliott Tegan & Sara Mavis Staples The Felice Brothers Delta Spirit Freelance Whales Pokey LaFarge & The South City Three What Cheer? Brigade The Devil Makes Three Song Circle with Dar Williams, Ellis Paul, John Gorka & Liz Queler The Wailin' Jennys Typhoon The Ebony Hillbillies River City Extension PS22 Chorus
SUNDAY, JULY 31 ~ 11:30 am - 7:00 pm
Emmylou Harris Elvis Costello Amos Lee M. Ward Wanda Jackson Carolina Chocolate Drops Middle Brother Justin Townes Earle The Secret Sisters Trampled by Turtles The Civil Wars The Head and The Heart The Cave Singers David Wax Museum Mountain Man The Seeger Clogging All-Stars BrownBird
Here's a collection on You Tube Videos of the lineup put together on pietonightcheese.com