Newport Folk Festival 2012 Lineup

By Tom Breihan / March 1, 2012 - 12:45 pm

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.