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Newport Folk Festival Takes Slow Approach To Announce Lineup

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The Newport Folk Festival teases concert goers by unveiling its full lineup gradually

Newport Folk Festival Takes Slow Approach To Announce Lineup

This year's Newport Folk Festival is shaking up the lineup announcement game by slowly rolling out the artist names playing this year's festival one by one. The folks behind the festival are introducing a new artist every day on their official website www.newportfolkfest.net to keep concert goers in suspense until every musician and band is announced. Since January 28, only 10 acts have been announced but there are already plenty of names to be excited about! The Lumineers, Andrew Bird and Michael Kiwanuka are already set to play in Newport this summer and the headliners haven't even been announced yet. 

Newport doesn't roll around until the July 26 weekend but three-day passes are already sold out. Fans have come to expect some of the biggest names and music up and comers in the industry to perform at the Rhode Island festival. According to the history as explained on its website, the festival is renowned for booking some of the most legendary performers since its inception in 1959. These include music legends like Joan Baez, Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash in the 1960s. More recent performers have included folk favorites Fleet Foxes, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, My Morning Jacket, The Decemberists, Tegan and Sara, and The Avett Brothers.

The idea of having to keep up with a festival's lineup announcement daily is an intriguing one because it keeps the audience guessing what they're going to end up seeing. It allows for suspense and social media discussion throughout the wait period which can be a lot of fun. With every artist announced, whether unknown or popular, Newport's social media pages are briefing fans on the history and music of these artists to give them each the spotlight before the festival. It will be interesting to see who else makes the lineup list this year, but it's safe to assume there are some big names waiting to be unleashed as we inch closer to the big weekend.

Here is the rest of the current list of performers:

- Jason Isbell

- Nicki Bluhm and the Gamblers

- Spirit Family Reunion

- Houndmouth 

- The Last Bison

- Shovels and Rope

- The Lone Bellow

Be sure to check www.newportfolkfest.net daily for the latest lineup additions and all the info you need on this year's Newport Folk Festival!

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