Newport Folk Festival 2012 Lineup
Newport Folk Festival 2012
The Newport Folk Festival announced an incredible 2012 lineup this evening featuring My Morning Jacket, Jackson Browne, Conor Oberst, Iron & Wine, Patty Griffin, Guthrie Family Reunion, Dawes, The Head & The Heart, Deer Tick, Trampled by Turtles, Tom Morello and more!
Building on the success of last year’s sold out event, Newport Folk Festival producers will bring the freshest and brightest musicians in the folk world to the annual festival by the sea. Known for its extremely loyal “Folk Family,” the Newport Folk Festival has continued to stay at the forefront of the nation’s musical tastemaking. In recent years, the festival has introduced a number of burgeoning stars to the national consciousness while luring established favorites to Newport thanks to the reverence these admired artists have for the traditions of the Newport Folk Festival. The careful curation of the Newport Folk lineup has brought the festival to the forefront of live music which, in turn, allows the festival to continue to enhance the experience year after year.
“There’s nothing better than knowing that there are thousands of people who love the Newport Folk Festival as much as we do and they want to see it live for years to come,” said Jay Sweet, festival producer. “Our Folk Family proved it last year and they are proving it again as we listen to and read the many wonderful comments from people who have already planned to attend the festival even before this announcement. We are extremely humbled to have the support of the fans and the artists who help to make Newport the best place in the world for our annual Newport Folk FestivalFamily Reunion.”
“I, too, was overwhelmed by the tremendous showing of love from the festival’s fans. Not only did they turn out in full force to hear the music, selling out both days, they also contributed to the legacy of the festival by supporting a benefit for the Newport Festivals Foundation.” added George Wein, festival Founder and CEO of Newport Festivals Foundation.
Newport Folk Festival Lineup 2012
Saturday July 28th, 2012
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 29th, 2012
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