On Tuesday night, the organizers of the Newport Folk Festival held an unprecedented live event in Cambridge, MA to announce the lineup for the 2011 Festival. The announcement was preceded by a fine set from RI’s Brown Bird, and a song from David Wax Museum. Both groups will be performing at this year’s Festival.
In an homage to Festival veteran Bob Dylan’s “Subterranean Homesick Blues” video, the lineup was announced by audience members holding up cards with the names of the performers. So without further ado, here are the highlights of the 2011 Newport Folk Festival lineup:
Ramblin’ Jack Elliott
Justin Townes Earle
Tegan & Sara
Carolina Chocolate Drops
The Felice Brothers
The Civil Wars
This year’s Festival will be held on July 30 and 31 at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, RI. For the full lineup, tickets, and further information, please visit the Newport Folk Festival website.