My Morning Jacket, Jackson Browne, Deer Tick, Punch Brothers, Conor Oberst, Gary Clark Jr., Dawes, The Guthrie Family and Many Others Confirmed for Newport Folk
My Morning Jacket, Jackson Browne, Conor Oberst, Iron & Wine, Patty Griffin, Guthrie Family Reunion, Dawes, The Head & The Heart, Deer Tick, Punch Brothers, City & Colour and Gary Clark Jr. are among the acts confirmed for the annual Newport Folk Festival. The seminal Americana festival will return to Newport, RI’s Fort Adams State Park on July 28 and 29. Tickets will go on sale at 10:00 AM this morning.
Other acts slated to appear include:Preservation Hall Jazz Band, The Tallest Man on Earth, tUnE-yArDs, Tom Morello, Trampled by Turtles, Alabama Shakes, Blind Pilot, Of Monsters and Men, original music from: Jay Farrar; Will Johnson; Anders Parker; & Yim Yames set to the lyrics of Woody Guthrie, Sharon Van Etten, First Aid Kit, Sara Watkins, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Brown Bird, Jonny Corndawg, Jonathan Wilson, Spirit Family Reunion, Deep Dark Woods, Carl Broemel, Ben Sollee, Robert Ellis, Frank Fairfield, The Apache Relay, Spider John Koerner & His Rag Tag Boys, Joel Rafael, Joe Fletcher & The Wrong Reasons, Elizabeth Mitchell, honeyhoney, Sleepy Man Banjo Boys, The Kossoy Sisters and The Berklee City Music Choir. Additional acts will be confirmed in the coming weeks.
Though they are slated to appear at a number of other festivals this year—including recently announced events like Forecastle and Beale Street—MMJ should turn in a unique performance at Newport Folk.
“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.”
Here’s a look at Newport Folk’s lineup
SATURDAY, JULY 28
My Morning Jacket
Iron & Wine
Guthrie Family Reunion
City & Colour
Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Sharon Van Etten
First Aid Kit
Spirit Family Reunion
Sleepy Man Banjo Boys
SUNDAY, JULY 29
Tallest Man on Earth
The Head & The Heart
Gary Clark, Jr.
Trampled By Turtles
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
Spider John Koerner
Deep Dark Woods
Joe Fletcher & the Wrong Reasons