Newport Folk Festival adds Jim James & more

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Organizers for the annual Newport Folk Festival have added a second batch of performers to this year’s event as they continue to roll out their lineup. Topping the list of new editions is Newport favorite and My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James, who will return for a solo set. Other new additions include The Mountain Goats, Jason Isbell and Iris Dement.

The 54th edition of the historic festival will take place from July 26 to 28 at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island. Local standouts Kingsley Flood will make their Newport Folk Festival debut this summer, while 2012 festival breakouts Spirit Family Reunion will return. Rounding out the list of new additions are Father John Misty, JD McPherson, Hurray For The Riff Raff, and Nicki Bluhm and The Gramblers.

Previously announced performers include The Lumineers, Andrew Bird, Michael Kiwanuka, Shovels and Rope, Houndmouth, The Last Bison and The Lone Bellow.

All weekend passes and single day tickets, except for Friday’s kick off show (available through Ticketmaster for $49), are sold out. Organizers will continue to reveal more performers over the next few months.

James, who performed at the 2012 Newport Folk Festival with My Morning Jacket and the New Multitudes, recently released his debut solo album Regions Of Light And Sound Of God.

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