Newport Folk Festival 2012 Lineup

By Tom Breihan / March 1, 2012

The Newport Folk Festival, the same storied event where Bob Dylan once terrorized Pete Seeger’s sensitive ears by plugging his guitar in, has transformed over the years into a slightly more banjo-friendly version of your average M.O.R. indie festival, which is a pretty fascinating development. The festival just announced its lineup for this summer’s edition, which comes to Rhode Island 7/28-29. It includes the following names: My Morning Jacket, Conor Oberst, Iron & Wine, tUnE-YarDs, Sharon Van Etten, the Tallest Man On Earth, the Head And The Heart, Deer Tick, Dawes, Alabama Shakes, the Punch Brothers, Blind Pilot, and Cali-rock hall-of-famer Jackson Browne. Head over here to check the full lineup.