Newport Folk Festival 2012 Lineup: MMJ, Jackson Browne, Conor Oberst, Iron & Wine, Arlo Guthrie
The Newport Folk Festival has announced their 2012 lineup, with My Morning Jacket and Jackson Browne heading up the top of the two-day lineup, along with Iron & Wine, Conor Oberst, Arlo Guthrie, Deer Tick, Dawes, tUnE-yArDs, The Head and the Heart, The Tallest Man on Earth, Tom Morello, Sharon Van Etten, and New Multitudes, a new group consisting of Yim Yames (My Morning Jacket), Jay Farrar (Son Volt), Will Johnson (Centro-matic), and Anders Parker (Varnaline). Other notable acts playing the festival include Patty Griffin, Punch Brothers, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Alabama Shakes, City & Colour, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Gary Clark, Jr., Trampled By Turtles, Robert Ellis, Of Monsters and Men, Sara Watkins, Deep Dark Woods, Carl Broemel, and Brown Bird.
The 2012 Newport Folk Festival takes place July 28-29th at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, RI.
Saturday, July 28
My Morning Jacket
Iron & Wine
Guthrie Family Reunion
City & Colour
Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Sharon Van Etten
First Aid Kid
Spirit Family Reunion
The Apache Relay
Sleepy Man Banjo Boys
Elizabeth Mitchell & You Are My Flower
Sunday, July 29
The Head & The Heart
Tallest Man On Earth
Tom Morello: The Nightwatchman
Trampled By Turtles
Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires
Gary Clark Jr.
Of Monsters And Men
New Multitudes feat. Yim Yames, Jay Farrar, Will Johnson, and Anders Parker
Deep Dark Woods
Spider John Koerner & His Rag Tag Boys
Joe Flectch & The Wrong Reasons
The Kossy Sisters
Berklee City Music Choir
Two-day passes are now available at the festival’s website.
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