Are The Newport Folk Festival Announcements Finished?

The Newport Folk Festival announced only one ‘act’ this week, which makes me wonder if the full lineup is now available.

Newport Folk Festival Logo

Newport Folk Festival Trademarked Logo

The only announcement made over the past week is:

For Pete’s Sake – Chris Funk of The Decemberists and Black Prairie will again host this ‘act’ on the Museum Stage. Please welcome Jeff Davis, Lorraine Hammond, Joel Savoy & Jesse Lege, The Jones Family Singers and other special guests to For Pete’s Sake 2015.

I plan to post the announcements weekly until NFF has completed the entire lineup. At that point, I might offer my opinion on which acts to see, once I know who is performing which day and time. If I do, all I can say is YMMV. There are acts I have seen and love, and will not miss (Sturgill Simpson, The Barr Brothers, and Jason Isbell for a start). There are acts I have never seen but really want to see (Heartless Bastards, Leon Bridges, and Calexico).  And there are others I have seen in the relatively recent past and thoroughly enjoyed, but will see another act instead (The Decemberists, Bela and Abigail, The Ballroom Thieves).

The Festival has been sold out for several weeks at this point.

Friday: Haunt the House, Leon Bridges, The Lone Bellow, Bahamas, Heartless Bastards, Calexico, Iron & Wine and Sam Bridwell, Joe Pug, Watkins Family Hour, Angel Olsen, Hiss Golden Messenger, The Tallest Man on Earth, Elephant Revival, Strand of Oaks, New Breed Brass Band, The Goodbye Girls, Roger Waters

Saturday:  Courtney Barnett, Sturgill Simpson, Madisen Ward and The Mama Bear, Langhorne Slim & The Law, Brandi Carlile, The Suffers, Traveller, Nikki Lane, José González, The Decemberists, Sufjan Stevens, Spirit Family Reunion, The Barr Brothers, Andy Shauf, Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn, Tommy Stinson, Jason Isbell, Luluc, Treasures from the Archive Roadshow, For Pete’s Sake

Sunday: Field Report, J Mascis, First Aid Kit, The Jones Family Singers, Laura Marling, Blake Mills, Shakey Graves, Lord Huron, Christopher Paul Stelling, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, The Felice Brothers, Rodrigo Amarante, Brian Fallon, 65 Revisited, The Ballroom Thieves, Berklee Gospel and Roots Choir, Jon Batiste, Hozier

About suze72

I've loved the arts all my life... I go to a lot of concerts, take lots of photos and want to share them. Every once in a while I do something other than a concert, too. The Boston area is full of opportunities to indulge my passion - I'd like to help make it yours too!

Posted on June 19, 2015, in concert announcements, music, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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