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Newport Folk Festival lineup announced

Posted by James Reed  February 29, 2012 08:36 PM

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Organizers of the Newport Folk Festival threw an informal party earlier this evening at Middlesex Lounge in Cambridge to coincide with the announcement of this year's artist lineup. And they had plenty to celebrate.

Set for July 28-29 at Fort Adams State Park in Rhode Island, this year's event balances an incredibly strong mix of contemporary bands (My Morning Jacket, Dawes) with a roster of respected veterans (Jackson Browne, Spider John Koerner). As usual, it's all over the musical map, with genres spanning indie folk (Iron & Wine) and bluegrass (Punch Brothers) to jazz (Preservation Hall Jazz Band) and soul (Charles Bradley).

Here's the schedule for the weekend festival. Tickets are on sale here. Make haste: They will indeed sell out.

JULY 28, SATURDAY
My Morning Jacket
Iron & Wine
Patty Griffin
Guthrie Family Rides Again
Dawes
City & Colour
Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Deer Tick
Blind Pilot
Sharon Van Etten
First Aid Kit
Brown Bird
Jonny Corndawg
Frank Fairfield
Spirit Family Reunion
Robert Ellis
Apache Relay
Honeyhoney
Sleepy Man Banjo Boys

JULY 29, SUNDAY
Jackson Browne
Conor Oberst
Punch Brothers
The Tallest Man on Earth
The Head & the Heart
tUnE-yArDs
Gary Clark, Jr.
Trampled By Turtles
Tom Morello
Of Monsters and Men
Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires
New Multitudes
Sara Watkins
Carl Broemel
Spider John Koerner
Jonathan Wilson
Deep Dark Woods
Joe Fletcher & the Wrong Reasons
Kossoy Sisters
Joel Rafael

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