MUSIC NEWS- Newport Folk Fest producers announced The Avett Brothers and Beck as headliners of the 2013 Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island this July. The three-day outdoor fest line up has been set with with Phosphorescent, Amanda Palmer, Jim James among others. The Newport Folk Fest producer Jay Sweet provided this statement when announcing the North Carolina folk group as one of the headliners:
“The Avett Brothers were the first band I ever booked for this festival. I had worked with them on a festival in Jackson Hole, and after a memorable gondola ride up the mountain, I just knew they would find a home and a welcoming family at Fort Adams. You see, the Brothers are just that, Family. Since that first show, we have all grown up together both personally and professionally. They are loyal, they are kind, they have trusted me when they had no reason to and best of all they can flat out play. Whether it be on a stage, on the roof, on a scissor lift, or the backstage lawn just for fun, they’ve basically done it all at Newport except for one thing, headline. Thankfully that will change this summer. Please welcome home The Avett Brothers.”
Newport Folk Fest will run the weekend of July 26 throuh 28, 2013 with The Avett Brothers booked to perform on July 27.
2013 Newport Fok Festival Lineup:
Beck, The Avett Brothers, The Milk Carton Kids, Feist, Phosphorescent, Sarah Jaroz, Amanda Palmer, Berklee Gospel & Roots Choir, Old Crowe Medicine Show, Blake Mills, Justin Townes Earle, Cold Specks, Bonnie “Prince” Billy and Dawn McCarthy, Colin Meloy, John McCauley, Lord Huron, Beth Orton, Wheeler Brothers, Frank Turner & the Sleeping Souls, Michael Hurley, Langhorne Slim & the Law, Bombino, Black Prairie, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Hey Marseilles, The Felice Brothers, Thrift Merritt, Rayland Baxter, The Mountain Goats, Iris Dement, Father John Misty, JD McPherson, Kingsley Flood, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Jim James, Jason Isbell, Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers, Spirit Family Reunion, Michael Kiwanuka, The Lumineers, Houndmouth, The Last Bison, Andrew Bird, Shovels and Rope, The Lone Bellow with more to be announced.