The Newport Folk Festival Sets 2015 Lineup Featuring Courtney Barnett, Laura Marling and First Aid Kit

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Rhode Island may be the smallest state in the U.S. but its citizens know a thing or two about the best in folk music. Since 1959, the Newport Folk Festival has been a source for some of the best upcoming artists in the alternative, folk music scene. The festival is set to get underway again this summer for three days straight of up-and-coming artists and a few underappreciated gems. This year’s headliners include Courtney Barnett, Sturgill Simpson, Leon Bridges, Shakey Graves, Laura Marling and First Aid Kit, among others. The event will begin in Newport, RI on July 24 and will end on July 26. The full list of acts can be viewed below.

Newport Folk Festival Lineup

The Lone Bellow  
Heartless Bastards
Leon Bridges
Haunt The House
Brandi Carlile 
Sturgill Simpson 
Courtney Barnett 
Langhorne Slim & The Law
Traveller – Cory Chisel, Jonny Fritz & Robert Ellis 
Nikki Lane 
Madisen Ward & Mama Bear
The Suffers
First Aid Kit
Laura Marling 
Shakey Graves 
J Mascis 
Blake Mills
Field Report
The Jones Family Singers

As is always the case, these acts are just the first of many artists to join in the festivities. More folk singers and songwriters are expected to be announced over the coming weeks as the festival kicks into high gear for its premiere date. Until then, all those hoping to attend the event have a list of artists to fill your folk music needs. They’re all worth your time and a good listen.

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