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Wilco, Blitzen Trapper, and Megafaun to Play Friday at Newport Folk Fest

by Photo of Ross Bernhardt

Before the festival kicks off on Saturday, Wilco, Blitzen Trapper, and Megafaun will play on Friday.

Wilco, Blitzen Trapper, and Megafaun to Play Friday at Newport Folk Fest

The Newport Folk Festival just got a whole lot more awesome.  It was just announced that the festival will be putting on a Friday Evening Concert that will be headlined by Wilco.  Via the press release:

Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc. in association with Higher Ground is pleased to present Wilco at the Newport Folk Festival on Friday, July 27, at 5:00 pm. The concert takes place at Fort Adams State Park on the eve of the 2012 Newport Folk Festival and features a headlining Wilco performance with special guests Blitzen Trapper and Megafaun.

"We are excited to return to the tradition of presenting a Friday concert at the festival, and we are happy to have Wilco, Blitzen Trapper and Megafaun kick off what already promises to be a great weekend of music," said Newport Folk Festival Producer, Jay Sweet.

Wilco played the actual festival back in 2004, and now they will serve as the appetizer to this year's festival.  Jeff Tweedy and his group are indie/folk rock icons, and they will surely get the festivities started off right.  Blitzen Trapper is no stranger to the festival either, playing the event in 2010.  They just released their third album, "American Goldwing", last fall.  Megafaun is coming off the released of their self-titled album last year, and the psych/folk group should serve as a nice warm-up.

Maybe if the Newport crowd is lucky, Tweedy will bust out a cover of the Black Eyed Peas: 

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Tickets for this special concert go on sale Friday, April 13 at 11:00 am.

Let CHARGED.fm get you tickets to see Wilco on the road this year.

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