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Newport Folk Heads to California With Way Over Yonder Festival

June 11, 2013  |  4:30pm
Newport Folk Heads to California With Way Over Yonder Festival

The Newport Folk Festival is set to make its way out West this fall. The new festival, presented by Newport Folk, will be titled Way Over Yonder and will be held on the Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, Calif., this October.

The festival that was started in 1959 will now feature shows on both the West and East Coast for the first time in its history as it travels from Rhode Island to California. On Oct. 5 and 6, an 18-artist roster will be featured on two stages for a weekend of impressive names including Neko Case.

Other artists include Conor Oberst, Calexico and Justin Townes Earle. The original Newport Folk Festival will still take place this July in Rhode Island. Beck, The Avett Brothers and Feist are slotted to perform.

Tickets for Way Over Yonder go on sale June 14 at 10 a.m. through Ticketfly.

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