Patti Smith, the singer-songwriter, poet, and visual artist who became a highly influential component of the New York City punk rock movement with her 1975 debut album Horses has been added to the 2016 Newport Folk Festival Lineup.
Called the “punk poet laureate”, Smith fused rock and poetry in her work. Smith’s most widely known song is “Because the Night”, which was co-written with Bruce Springsteen.
Smith will play the sold-out folk festival on Saturday, July 23rd.
Friday, July 22
Flight Of The Conchords, Ray LaMontagne, The Arcs, Violent Femmes, case/lang/veirs, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Brett Dennen, Matthew Logan Vasquez, The Staves, Aoife O’Donovan, Radical Face, Fruit Bats, Raury, Basia Bulat, Amasa Hines, Wild Child, Freakwater, JP Harris
Saturday, July 23
Norah Jones, Patti Smith, Ryan Adams with Infamous Stringdusters featuring Nicki Bluhm, Graham Nash, Father John Misty, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Del & Dawg, Frightened Rabbit, Dave Simonett & Dave Carroll, Margo Price, Amy Helm, Rayland Baxter, John Moreland, Songhoy Blues, Lady Lamb, Ruby Amanfu, The Cactus Blossoms, Banditos
Sunday, July 24
Alabama Shakes, Elvis Costello, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Middle Brother, Glen Hansard, Phil Cook Presents “Southland Revue,” Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Brian Fallon, The Oh Hellos, Hayes Carll, Villagers, The Strumbellas, Son Little, Julien Baker, Joan Shelley, River Whyless, Ian Fitzgerald w/ Smith & Weeden, Berklee Gospel & Roots Choir.