The Newport Folk Festival Announces Interesting Newcomers

This week almost all the additions to the Newport Folk Festival lineup are artists who are completely unfamiliar to me so I know I will get to hear lots of cool new music this year!

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The announcements made over the past week are:

This is the Kit – This is a British folk-blues artist whose sound I like based on the video I saw.

Jen Cloher – She is an Australian artist; considering how much the Folk Family enjoys another Australian musician (Courtney Barnett), I believe Jen will be well received at the Fort.

Brandi Carlile – Brandi’s set a couple of years ago was fantastic and I have no reason to believe this year will be any different.

Daniel Norgren – He is another international artist whose music I am excited to hear.

Curtis Harding – He is a soul singer from Michigan – sounds great to me!

Lucius – This is another act returning to the Fort this summer; they were loved before and I have no doubt they will be loved again!

I plan to post the announcements weekly until NFF has completed the entire lineup. At that point, I might offer my opinions on which acts to see, once I know who is performing which day.

At this point, the Festival is sold out; the right way to try to purchase a ticket is through their fan-to-fan ticket exchange. Get yourself on the waiting list – I know a lot of people who were able to purchase tickets last year through this site. This is an amazing festival – even going for one day is worth it. Get on the list now!!!

Friday:  Fantastic Negrito, Sturgill Simpson, Rachael & Vilray, Darlingside, Tyler Childers, JD McPherson, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, This is the Kit, Lucius

Saturday:  Courtney Barnett, Tank and the Bangas, Colter Wall, Bedouine, Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam, Phoebe Bridgers, CAAMP, Daniel Norgren, Curtis Harding

Sunday: The Weather Station, The War and Treaty, Gary Clark Jr., Passenger, The Lone Bellow, Charlie Parr, Nicole Atkins, Twain, Jen Cloher, Brandi Carlile

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 March 27, 2018, in concert announcements, music, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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