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"An exciting mix of folk music's founding voices and modern favorites highlights the 52nd edition of the Newport Folk Festival® when it returns to Newport's Fort Adams State Park July 30-31, it was announced today by the Newport Festivals Foundation, the recently-formed 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization which produces the event.

Tickets go on sale worldwide on Thursday, March 31, at 10:00 am at www.newportfolkfest.net.
This year's lineup will bring lots of great artists to Rhode Island in July. The Decemberists (who play Brooklyn 1.5 months earlier), Gillian Welch, Tegan & Sara, Delta Spirit, Mavis Staples, Wanda Jackson, Emmylou Harris, M Ward, Elvis Costello, Middle Brother (proof that the supergroup is not done yet) and even the PS22 chorus are on the list which you can see in full below...

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SATURDAY, JULY 30 ~ 11:30 am - 7:00 pm
Fort Adams State Park, Harrison Avenue
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

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SUNDAY, JULY 31 ~ 11:30 am - 7:00 pm
Fort Adams State Park, Harrison Avenue
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
BrownBird

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Comments (22)

I got a line on cheap tickets, and well, looks like I am doubling down! Cool stuff.

Posted by BLG | March 29, 2011 10:50 PM

such a great festival, already got my tix

Posted by Anonymous | March 29, 2011 11:00 PM

No Esteban?

Posted by Anonymous | March 29, 2011 11:08 PM

God damn. I may have to do this.

Posted by Anonymous | March 29, 2011 11:10 PM

Judas!

Posted by Anonymous | March 29, 2011 11:35 PM

The whole yelling "Judas" at Dylan is a myth. They actually were yelling "Hummus" because they had extra pita triangles and nothing to dip it in.

Posted by Anonymous | March 29, 2011 11:53 PM

^^^^^^

Wrong show!

Posted by Anonymous | March 29, 2011 11:55 PM

Actually it was "chew this". An angry audience member was mad that his girlfriend would not eat his home made hummus with carrots so he shoved the hummus down her mouth and yelled "chew this!".

Posted by Anonymous | March 29, 2011 11:59 PM

(Enter obligatory condescending BV comment here)

Posted by Anonymous | March 30, 2011 12:00 AM

Which one of y'all is @bv_anonymous on Twitter? You're hilarious.

Posted by Anonymous | March 30, 2011 12:13 AM

Where's the folk act in the list?

Posted by bv_anus | March 30, 2011 12:16 AM

They've seemed bummed about being turned down by bands all winter, but it looks like they pulled through pretty well.

Sunday's got room for more, too.

Posted by Anonymous | March 30, 2011 12:43 AM

thought about going last year but once they announced the time schedule, it was terrible. so many great bands overlapping that you would barely get to see many bands in a day unless you took in partial sets from everyone.

Posted by Anonymous | March 30, 2011 6:22 AM

I went a couple of years ago and it was good, but beware. A lot of old people attend this festival. They park it in lawn chairs and yell at you if you get in their way.

Posted by Anonymous | March 30, 2011 7:35 AM

Great festival.

That said, I hope Gillian Welch plays some goddamn headlining shows in new york. Been a long, long time.

Posted by Anonymous | March 30, 2011 9:47 AM

do, whacka, do, whacka, do, whacka, do...

Posted by Anonymous | March 30, 2011 10:12 AM

I hope Gillian Welch gets back together with Mulder and hunts down some more space aliens

Posted by Anonymous | March 30, 2011 10:29 AM

glad to see M. Wards name solo again instead of She & Him.

Posted by Anonymous | March 30, 2011 10:37 AM

that's cause since i've been lovin' up Zooey she has been speechless and just wants to spend all day in bed with me

Posted by Anonymous | March 30, 2011 10:52 AM

is that a folk festival or a pop festival?

Posted by Anonymous | March 30, 2011 4:43 PM

"that's cause since i've been lovin' up Zooey she has been speechless and just wants to spend all day in bed with me"

One of those nightmares she might have if she were to get an STD from a frail, pimple-necked indie boy who never takes off his glasses.

Posted by Anonymous | March 30, 2011 5:02 PM

I want to go to 2012 festival, never been before. Can someone tell me how tickets work...Can you buy a pass for both days? How much was it to get tix in 2011?


Thanks to anyone who can help me!

Posted by Cornelia | December 26, 2011 7:05 PM

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