Rhode Island’s Newport Folk Festival’s 2009 line-up has been announced. The festival will be celebrating its 50th annivesary. It will take place in Newport, RI on August 1 – 2 at Fort Adams State Park. The acts for both days of the festival have bee announced, bands paying include The Decemberists, Iron & Wine and Fleet Foxes. For the entire list of the bands playing you can see the list below for more information about the festival you can go here.
Newport Folk Festival Line-up:
Saturday August 1:
Fort Adams State Park, Harrison Avenue
Pete Seeger; The Decemberists; Fleet Foxes; Gillian Welch; The Avett Brothers; Billy Bragg; Iron & Wine; Mavis Staples; Tom Morello: The Nightwatchman; Ramblin’ Jack Elliott; Ben Kweller; The Low Anthem; Tift Merritt; Brett Dennen; Tao Rodriguez Seeger; Langhorne Slim
Sunday August 2:
Pete Seeger with Judy Collins; Joan Baez; Arlo Guthrie; Neko Case; The Campbell Brothers; Josh Ritter; Elvis Perkins in Dearland; Tim Eriksen & Shape Note Singers; Del McCoury; Guy Clark; David Rawlings Machine; Balfa Toujours; Dala Girls; Deer Tick; Joe Pug