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October 15, 2018

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2018 Newport Folk Festival lineup and announcements (Updated)


Newport, RI – The Newport Folk Festival has begun its annual tradition of rolling lineup announcements ahead of the 2018 Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams.

The first announcement came on Newport Folk Festival’s Facebook Page on Wednesday, January 31st, when they announced Courtney Barnett would return to Fort Adams.

The Newport Folk Festival will take place at Fort Adams State Park on July 27th, 28th, and 29th. Tickets for the 2018 Newport Folk Festival on November 29th, 2017, and quickly sold out. Newport Folk Festival began announcing their lineup last year on February 1, 2017 and wrapped up on May 26th.

This story will be updated as more announcements are made.

2018 Newport Folk Festival Announcements

    1. June 28 –

  1. June 14th – 2018 ARTIST ANNOUNCEMENTS: This year’s Folk Sunday For Pete’s Sake programming will be hosted by Joe Purdy and featuring Kiki Cavazos, Becca MancariCordovas, and Jonny Fritzhttps://bit.ly/2MnM0xg
  2. June 13 – 2018 ARTIST ANNOUNCEMENTS: We’re pleased to announce Folk Saturday’s For Pete’s Sake programming – hosted by J.P. Harris and featuring Kaia Kater, Zane Campbell, Nicole Atkins Digs Other People’s Music, and Laura Veirs. https://bit.ly/2MnM0xg
  3. June 12 – 2018 ARTIST ANNOUNCEMENTS: We’re pleased to announce Folk Friday’s For Pete’s Sake programming – hosted by John Stirratt and featuring Johnny Irion, Courtney Marie Andrews and The Autumn Defense. https://bit.ly/2MnM0xg
  4. May 16 – 2018 AFTERSHOW BENEFIT ANNOUNCEMENT: We’re back at Parlor Newport again this year for two nights of benefits – July 27 & 28. Texas Music Office & Kessler Presents: Glorietta & Friends – featuring Matthew Logan Vasquez (Delta Spirit), Noah Gundersen, Kelsey Wilson (Wild Child), David Ramirez, Adrian Quesada (Brown Out, Black Pumas), Jason Robert Blum, and friends. Additional thanks to Lagunitas Brewing Co for their continued support. Tickets go on sale May 22 at 10AM EST. Stay tuned for more information.
  5. May 15 – 2018 AFTERSHOW BENEFIT ANNOUNCEMENT: We’re kicking off Folk weekend with “All Newport’s Eve” on Thursday July 26 with Shakey Gravesand The Band of Heathens at Newport Blues Cafe. This is a #FRYEdaysevent benefiting Newport Festivals Foundation. Special thanks to The Frye Company as well as our friends at Lagunitas Brewing Co and Willie’s Reserve for all their support. Tickets go on sale May 22 at 10AM EST. Stay tuned for more information.
  6. May 14 – DEER TICK AFTER PARTIES: Our good friends Deer Tick are back again with their late night after parties at Newport Blues Cafe with support from our friends at Lagunitas Brewing Co. Proceeds go to support Newport Festivals Foundation and Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation – MMRF. Please note that Deer Tick is doing their ticketing a little differently this year. Fans will be able to register their request for tickets for each night at Noon ET today through Thursday at 10am ET. On Friday, fans will be randomly selected and notified that they have be selected to receive tickets to the after parties this year. https://deertick.seated.com/
  7. May 3 – 2018 AFTERSHOW BENEFIT ANNOUNCEMENT: “Friends Of Our Time Music” hosted by the Cook brothers on Friday night July 27 at Jane Pickens Theater. 
  8. May 2 – 2018 AFTERSHOW BENEFIT ANNOUNCEMENT: An Evening With Father John Misty to benefit Newport Festivals Foundation Saturday night July 28 at Jane Pickens Theater. 
  9. April 30 – St. Vincent
  10. April 27 – Toots and the Maytals
  11. April 26 – Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite
  12. April 25 – Glen Hansard
  13. April 24 – Shakey Graves
  14. April 23 – Nels Cline’s Curtis Rogers Memorial Resonator Excursion
  15. April 20 – Cheech & Chong
  16. April 19 – Jenny Lewis
  17. April 18 – Tuck & Patti
  18. April 17 – Margo Price
  19. April 16 – Bermuda Triangle
  20. April 13 – Eric D. Johnson’s “Beneath The Sacred Mountain: A Cosmic American Revue” – featuring The Spacebomb House Band, Phil Cook, Josh Kaufman, Matthew E. White, and more.
  21. April 12 – Khruangbin
  22. April 11 – “The Sunday Groove” featuring Preservation Hall Jazz Band
  23. April 10 – Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real 
  24. April 9 – Valerie June
  25. April 6 – Low Cut Connie
  26. April 5 – Langhorne Slim And The Lost At Last Band
  27. April 4 – The Wood Brothers
  28. April 3 – Glorietta  – Matthew Logan Vasquez (Delta Spirit), Noah Gundersen, Kelsey Wilson (Wild Child), David Ramirez, Adrian Quesada (Brown Out, Black Pumas), and Jason Robert Blum
  29. April 2 – Sidi Touré
  30. March 30th – Jon Batiste & The Dap-Kings – A Change Is Gonna Come
  31. March 29th – Amanda Shires
  32. March 28th – Hiss Golden Messenger
  33. March 27th – Mosey Sumney
  34. March 26th – Lucius
  35. March 23rd – Curtis Harding
  36. March 22nd – Daniel Norgren
  37. March 21st – Brandi Carlile
  38. March 20th – Jen Cloher
  39. March 19th – This Is The Kit
  40. March 16th – Twain
  41. March 15th – Nicole Atkins
  42. March 14th – Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit
  43. March 13th – CAAMP 
  44. March 12th – Charlie Parr
  45. March 9th – JD McPherson
  46. March 7th – The Lone Bellow
  47. March 5th – Phoebe Bridgers
  48. March 2nd – Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam
  49. February 28th – Passenger
  50. February 26th – Tyler Childers
  51. February 23rd – Darlingside
  52. February 21st – Gary Clark Jr 
  53. February 19th – Bedouine
  54. February 16th – The War & Treaty
  55. February 14th – Rachel & Vilray
  56. February 12th – Colter Wall
  57. February 9th –  Tank and the Bangas
  58. February 7th – Sturgill Simpson
  59. February 5th – The Weather Station
  60. February 2nd – Fantastic Negrito
  61. January 31st – Courtney Barnett

 

2018 Newport Folk Festival Schedule

 

Friday, July 27th

  1. Outside Folk
  2. Folk Friday’s For Pete’s Sake programming – hosted by John Stirratt and featuring Johnny Irion, Courtney Marie Andrews and The Autumn Defense
  3. St. Vincent
  4. Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite
  5. Tuck & Patti
  6. Margo Price
  7. The Wood Brothers
  8. Glorietta  – Matthew Logan Vasquez (Delta Spirit), Noah Gundersen, Kelsey Wilson (Wild Child), David Ramirez, Adrian Quesada (Brown Out, Black Pumas), and Jason Robert Blum
  9. Sidi Touré
  10. Amanda Shires
  11. Mosey Sumney
  12. Lucius
  13. This Is The Kit
  14. Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit
  15. JD McPherson
  16. Tyler Childers
  17. Darlingside
  18. Rachel & Vilray
  19. Fantastic Negrito
  20. Sturgill Simpson

 

Saturday, July 28th

  1. Folk Saturday’s For Pete’s Sake programming – hosted by J.P. Harris and featuring Kaia Kater, Zane Campbell, Nicole Atkins Digs Other People’s Music, and Laura Veirs. https://bit.ly/2MnM0xg
  2. Shakey Graves
  3. Cheech & Chong
  4. Jenny Lewis
  5. Eric D. Johnson’s “Beneath The Sacred Mountain: A Cosmic American Revue” – featuring The Spacebomb House Band, Phil Cook, Josh Kaufman, Matthew E. White, and more.
  6. Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real
  7. Valerie June
  8. Low Cut Connie
  9. Hiss Golden Messenger
  10. Curtis Harding
  11. Daniel Norgren
  12. CAAMP
  13. Phoebe Bridgers
  14. Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam
  15. Bedouine
  16. Colter Wall
  17. Tank and the Bangas
  18. Courtney Barnett

Sunday, July 29th

  1. Toots & The Maytals
  2. Glen Hansard
  3. Nels Cline’s Curtis Rogers Memorial Resonator Excursion
  4. Bermuda Triangle
  5. Khruangbin
  6. “The Sunday Groove” featuring Preservation Hall Jazz Band
  7. Langhorne Slim And The Lost At Last Band
  8. Jon Batiste & The Dap-Kings
  9. Brandi Carlile
  10. Jen Cloher
  11. Twain
  12. Nicole Atikins
  13. Charlie Parr
  14. The Lone Bellow
  15. Passenger
  16. Gary Clark Jr
  17. The War & Treaty
  18. The Weather Station
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