By PBN Staff
NEWPORT – The Newport Folk Festival announced the artist lineup, and tickets went on sale this week.
The festival, slated for July 28 and 29, will take place at Fort Adams State Park from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. A two-day ticket costs $135, single days passes are $74 in advance; parking passes are $12. They are available on newportfolkfest.net and ticketmaster.com. Last year’s event sold out.
"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 Festival Family Reunion."
"Having been fortunate enough to play Newport Folk a number of times by myself, and with a number of different artists and friends, I'm now super excited to have the opportunity to play with my oldest pals in My Morning Jacket!” said Jim James, who is also confirmed to take the Newport stage with New Multitudes. “This is a wonderful occasion for us to play a unique set in the spirit of the festival, and create some new memories together alongside our friends in Newport."
The lineup includes:
Saturday, July 28
Sunday, July 29