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Published: 2011/03/30

The Decemberists, Emmylou Harris, Elvis Costello, Amos Lee, Gillian Welch and Earl Scruggs Confirmed for Newport Folk Festival

Newport Folk Festival Lineup Announcement (official) from Kitchen Sessions on Vimeo.

The 52 annual Newport Folk Festival will return to Newport, RI’s Fort Adams State Park from July 30-31. The Decemberists, Gillian Welch, Earl Scruggs, Gogol Bordello, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Tegan & Sara, Mavis Staples, The Felice Brothers, Delta Spirit, Freelance Whales and The Devil Makes Three are scheduled to perform on July 30 while Emmylou Harris, Elvis Costello (Solo Acoustic), Amos Lee, M. Ward, Wanda Jackson, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Middle Brother, Justin Townes Earle, The Secret Sisters, Trampled by Turtles, The Civil Wars and The Head and The Heart will appear on July 31. The festival’s Friday night kick off event will be announced in the coming weeks. The historic event is being produced by the Newport Festivals Foundation, a recently-formed 501©(3) non-profit organization dedicated to keeping the festival alive.

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
The Ebony Hillbillies
River City Extension
PS22 Chorus

Sunday, July 31 ~ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
Emmylou Harris
Elvis Costello (Solo Acoustic)
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

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