Get your blankets out and get ready to sway along to your favorite singer-songwriters – the Newport Folk Festival is coming! Held in beautiful Fort Adams State Park in Newport, RI, this right-on-the-water music festival hits Rhode Island from Friday, July 24 to Sunday, July 26. Headlining this year’s festival is Roger Waters, The Decemberists, Hozier, Sufjan Stevens and more. It’s also just been announced that TuneIn Radio has created “Newport Folk Radio” (currently live) that will be playing music from Newport artists both past and present throughout the weeks leading up to the festy. During the festival itself, the station will also be airing select performances for free. The station is available here.

Started in 1959 by Bob Wein, this festival isn’t your traditional “peace and love” kind of folk fest. Since its inception, it has always pushed the boundaries of what can be considered folk music, with Johnny Cash and his alleged ring of fire making an appearance, as well as Howlin’ Wolf. This festival is so popular and well-loved by its attendees that tickets generally sell out three months or so before the first chords are even struck. So how can you get tickets? Visit SeatGeek, of course! Check out Newport Folk Festival tickets below, and stay locked on SeatGeek for the latest shows from all your faves.

Newport Folk Festival Tickets 2015

Newport Folk Festival Dates 2015

July 24-26, 2015 @ Fort Adams State Park in Newport, RI

Where to Listen to Newport Folk Festival

You can listen to select live performances from Newport Folk Festival here. The TuneIn Radio Newport Folk Festival station will also be playing songs from past and current performers for the weeks leading up to the event.

Newport Folk Festival Past & Current Lineup(s)

2015 Lineup

Roger Waters
Bob Dylan All-Star Tribute (Artists TBA)
Courtney Barnett
Sturgill Simpson
Haunt The House
Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear
Field Report
J Mascis
Leon Bridges
First Aid Kit
The Lone Bellow
Langhorne Slim & The Law
The Jones Family Singers
Brandi Carlile
Laura Marling
Heartless Bastards
The Suffers
Traveller – Cory Chisel, Jonny Fritz & Robert Ellis.
Blake Mills
Shakey Graves
Nikki Lane
Joe Pug
Lord Huron
Watkins Family Hour
Christopher Paul Stelling
Jose Gonzalez
The Decemberists
Nathaniel Rateliff And The Night Sweats
Angel Olsen
Chris Funk – “For Pete’s Sake
Sufjan Stevens
Spirit Family Reunion

2014 Lineup

The full lineup has not been announced yet, but so far Jenny Lewis, Shovels & Rope, Mavis Staples, Houndmouth and Hooray for the Riff Raff have been confirmed.

2013 Lineup

Artist Artist
Beck Houndmouth
The Avett Brothers Cold Specks
Feist Old Crow Medicine Show
Jim James The Lumineers
Colin Meloy Trombone Shorty
Andrew Bird Iris Dement
The Mountain Goats Shovels and Rope
Father John Misty JD McPherson
Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy & Dawn McCarthy Michael Hurley
Justin Townes Earle Sarah Jarosz
Felice Brothers Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers
Jason Isbell The Milk Carton Kids
Amanda Palmer Hurray for the Riff Raff
Phosphorescent Bombino
Beth Orton Elizabeth Mitchell and You Are My Flower
John McCauley Hey Marseilles
Michael Kiwanuka The Last Bison
Lord Huron Rayland Baxter
Frank Turner Kingsley Flood
Black Prairie Wheeler Brothers
Langhorne Slim Joe Fletcher’s Nasvhille to Newport
TIft Merritt The Low Anthem’s Newport Homegrown
Spirit Family Reunion Berklee Gospel & Roots Choir
Blake Mills

Newport Folk Festival Location

Fort Adams State Park
Harrison Avenue
Newport, RI, 02840

Newport Folk Festival Seating Chart

Fort Adams Seating Chart

Newport Folk Festival Artist Videos

“Three White Horses” – Andrew Bird

“Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings” – Father John Misty

“Ho Hey” – The Lumineers

“Always Waiting” – Michael Kiwanuka