Beck to Headline Newport Folk Festival
Beck has been confirmed as one of the headliners for the Newport Folk Festival. The announcement was accompanied by a message from the legendary Pete Seeger, whom the festival thanks for introducing them to the performer. It reads:
“If you like the old time singing and songwriting, you will like Beck.
Like many of us he is a mix of many different heritages and styles.
I like Beck’s new work without any accompanying instruments.
Good songwriter. Good singer.
Please welcome him to this year’s festival”
Beck will join the Avett Brothers, Jim James, Feist, Old Crow Medicine Show, The Lumineers, Justin Townes Earle, Father John Misty, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Andrew Bird, Lord Huron, Spirit Family Reunion and many more at the 55th annual Newport Folk Festival. As previously reported, the event expanded to three days this year. However, weekend passes and Saturday and Sunday individual passes have already sold out. You can still purchase tickets for Friday here.
The 2013 Newport Folk Festival will take place July 26-28 at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, RI.