Newport Folk Festival Announces Summer Lineup

NEWPORT, RI (CelebrityAccess) — Graham Nash is the latest performer to be announced as a headliner at this year's Newport Folk Festival. Nash, who is touring behind his latest studio album This Path Tonight.

The 2016 installment of the Newport Folk Festival will take place at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island July 22 – 24 and if you're planning to get tickets for the event, you may be out of luck as it is already fully sold out.

The 2016 installment of the Newport Folk Festival will take place at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island July 22 – 24. Previously announced performers include Del & Dawg, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Flight Of The Conchords, Norah Jones, Ray LaMontagne, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Raury, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Father John Misty, The Oh Hellos, Villagers and Joan Shelley, among others, with additional acts TBA.

The festival, organized as a follow-up to the successful Newport Jazz, was first held in 1959. Founded by Jazz impresario George Wein, the festival expanded in the 1990s from its initial focus on folk and blues to encompass a broader range of music.

Friday, July 22

Flight Of The Conchords
Ray LaMontagne
The Arcs
Violent Femmes
case/lang/veirs
St. Paul & The Broken Bones
Brett Dennen
Matthew Logan Vasquez
The Staves
Aoife O’Donovan
Radical Face
Fruit Bats
Raury
Basia Bulat
Amasa Hines
Wild Child
Freakwater
JP Harris

Saturday, July 23

Norah Jones
Graham Nash
Father John Misty
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
Del & Dawg
Frightened Rabbit
Dave Simonett & Dave Carroll
Margo Price
Amy Helm
Rayland Baxter
John Moreland
Songhoy Blues
Lady Lamb
Ruby Amanfu
The Cactus Blossoms
Banditos

Sunday, July 24

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
Middle Brother
Glen Hansard
Phil Cook Presents “Southland Revue
” Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Brian Fallon
The Oh Hellos
Hayes Carll
Villagers
The Strumbellas
Son Little
Julien Baker
Joan Shelley
River Whyless
Ian Fitzgerald w/ Smith & Weeden
Berklee Gospel & Roots Choir