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Published: 2012/03/01

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


My Morning Jacket

Iron & Wine

Patty Griffin

Guthrie Family Reunion


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


Sleepy Man Banjo Boys


Jackson Browne

Conor Oberst

Punch Brothers

Tallest Man on Earth

The Head & The Heart


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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