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Newport Folk Fest
Newport Folk Fest

The Newport Festivals Foundation continues to celebrate the festival's historic past by featuring emerging young artists alongside some of folk music's most venerable names. This year's festival features: 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, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, The Tallest Man on Earth, tUnE-yArDs, Tom Morello, Trampled by Turtles, Gary Clark, Jr., 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, The Berklee City Music Choir and very special guests to be announced.
The 2012 Newport Folk Festival lineup has been announced.

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Comments (37)

Linsanity > Conor Oberst and the rest of these pansies.

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2012 9:56 AM

This is actually a great li

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2012 10:00 AM

Wonder if this means Tallest Man on Earth will play NYC??

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2012 10:01 AM

Old, white people music.

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2012 10:03 AM

Newport Folk Fest AFTERBURNER:
SunnO)))
performing
Flight of the Behemoth(acoustically)

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2012 10:03 AM

What no bonnie?

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2012 10:09 AM

stuff white people like.

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2012 10:13 AM

folk is the medium of self-important pussies
that's right, i said it

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2012 10:18 AM

Conor Oberst = solo Conor dates!

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2012 10:24 AM

It's a great lineup, and is just a great festival. The scenery is gorgeous, and it is really extremely well organized.

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2012 10:24 AM

10:24 is either a midwest transpant, or a 44 year old English Lit teacher from Long Island.

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2012 10:33 AM

i travel hours and stay in dives to attend festivals because they are "well organized"

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2012 10:34 AM

People who like folk on long island are the same people who claim they're from brooklyn because they lived in a Bushwick for a year. There, I said it.

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2012 10:42 AM

Where's the folk?

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2012 10:43 AM

This is a pretty good line up but I have a friend who promotes this and he told me a last minute announcement is Dr. Funke's 100 Percent Natural Good Time Family Band Solution.

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2012 10:44 AM

Long Island is stupid.

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2012 10:44 AM

Does NPR curate this or something?

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2012 10:46 AM

Um, this is in RHODE ISLAND, yes? Not LONG Island?

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2012 10:46 AM

This is a pretty good lineup. But there will be a lot of old people sitting in lawn chairs and they will yell at you to get out of the way.

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2012 10:46 AM

10:46 - DUH!

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2012 10:52 AM

Rhode Island is worse than Long island.

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2012 11:02 AM

Providence has some great strip clubs

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2012 11:15 AM

@10:52 well then why is everyone talking about hating Long Island??

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2012 11:15 AM

After years of hype, Conor has quietly become the best songwriter around and possibly the voice of this generation. All of those early Bob Dylan comparisons are actually coming to fruition. I wonder if we will get a Monsters of Folk Set....

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2012 11:52 AM

10:46 you be a dumb one, huh?

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2012 12:02 PM

Long island is the number one worst place ever.
It's even worse then the Midwest and it's much worse then NJ. There I said it.

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2012 12:13 PM

Don't ever date a girl who grew up on long island. It's the best advice I can give to my fellow man.

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2012 12:15 PM

bob dylan killed the folk festivl in 1965

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2012 1:13 PM

Why dont they just drop the "folk" out of and make it simply the Newport Festival? Pete Seeger must be urinating furiously right now

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2012 2:00 PM

It's funny so many people on here trash this festival because like the music or not, the avg musician on that lineup has infinitely more musical ability than the avg musician at, say, Coachella.

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2012 2:21 PM

Musicianship scale:

Van Halen>Newport "Folk" Fest>Coachella

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2012 2:33 PM

12:15 - I agree wholeheartedly

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2012 2:45 PM

2:33 Not sure if you are being snarky or not, but you are probably right haha. As unimportant as Van Halen is nowadays, I'd LOVE if even half of modern indie bands had a guitarist a fraction as good as Eddie.

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2012 3:53 PM

"I'd LOVE if even half of modern indie bands had a guitarist a fraction as good as Eddie."

You're asking for a lot.
I'd be happy if even just one indie band had one.

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2012 4:24 PM

Regarding the people in the front sitting ... yes, they are there. But, there is a standing area in front of the people who are sitting so you can get really close to any show and the front is never as crowded as any show at ACL, for instance. Or the Pavement show in Central Park. It is a great festival, and I've been to lots of festivals. It's not for old people. Regarding the whiteness, well, all the indie rock festivals and shows I've been to are just as white as Newport. You don't know what you're missing.

Posted by julie | March 1, 2012 8:05 PM

So excited for this!

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2012 9:04 PM

I'd be happy if even just one indie band had one.

Posted by Games | March 8, 2012 6:58 AM

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