Newport Folk Festival continues to roll out lineup

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Organizers for the annual Newport Folk Festival continue to roll out the list of performers for this year’s event. Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls highlight the latest batch, alongside new additions Beth Orton, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue and The Felice Brothers.

The 54th edition of the historic festival will take place from July 26 to 28 at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island. Rounding out the list of new additions are Wheeler Brothers, Michael Hurley, Langhorne Slim & Law, Bombino, Black Praire, Hey Marseilles, Tift Merritt and Rayland Baxter.

Previously announced performers include The Lumineers, Jim James, Andrew Bird, The Mountain Goats, Iris Dement, Father John Misty, JD McPherson, Kingsley Flood, Hurray For The Riff Raff, Jason Isbell, Nicki Bluhm and The Gramblers, Spirit Family Reunion, 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.

Filmmaker Ryan Mastro and SO PA Productions recently released a short documentary on the Newport Folk Festival featuring footage and interviews from the 2012 edition. The awesome film is streaming below.

Newport Folk Festival 2012 from SöPa productions on Vimeo.

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