Newport Folk Festival Lineup Announced

by , the editor and founder of Music Savage, lover of music, hater of remixes.


The Newport Folk Festival lineup was announced last night at the Middlesex Lounge in Cambridge. There truly is a mix of old and new with the lineup and a bunch of artists that have been featured on Music Savage in the past.  I’m extremely excited for bands like Middle Brother, the Felice Brothers, Freelance Whales and The Head and the Heart, and its cool to see there are a few bands I haven’t had the opportunity to check out as of yet.  This festival is definitely not one to miss.

Saturday July 30, 2011

The Decemberists
Gillian Welch
Gogol Bordello
Earl Scruggs
Ramblin Jack Elliott
Tegan and Sara (acoustic)
Mavis Staples
The Felice Brothers
Delta Spirit
Freelance Whales
Devil Makes Three
Song Circle w/ Dar Williams, Ellis Paul, John Gorka, Liz Queler
Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three
Typhoon
River City Extension
PS22 Chorus
The Wailin’ Jennys
The Ebony Hillbillies
What Cheer? Brigade

Sunday July 31, 2011

EmmyLou Harris
Elvis Costello (acoustic)
Amos Lee
M.Ward
Wanda Jackson
Middle Brother
Justin Townes Earle
Carolina Chocolate Drops
The Civil Wars
Trampled By Turtles
The Cave Singers
The Head & The Heart
Secret Sisters
David Wax Museum
Mountain Man
Brown Bird
The Seeger Clogging All-Stars

As of March 31 tickets are on sale