Is Newport Folk Festival the best lineup of 2014?


Newport Music Festival has a rich, illustrious history spanning over 50 years, with everyone from Bob Dylan to The Decemberists to My Morning Jacket having taken the stage. 2014, however, could very well be the festival’s best lineup yet.

Jack White, Ryan Adams, Jeff Tweedy, and Conor Oberst lead the impressive bill of songwriters. Other notable acts include Band of Horses, Kurt Vile, Mavis Staples, Jenny Lewis, Deer Tick, Sun Kil Moon, Dawes, Nickel Creek, Jimmy Cliff, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, and Reignwolf.

The lineup also features Pegi Young, Shovels & Rope, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Lucero, Lucius, Houndmouth, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, J. Roddy Waltson & The Business, Phox, Valerie June, Death Vessel, Hozier, Caitlin Rose, Benjamin Booker, Valerie June, Shakey Graves, and John C. Reilly & Friends.

(Read: Top 10 Music Festivals in North America: Spring 2014 Power Rankings)

The only downside? Tickets to Newport sold out before most of the lineup was announced. There’s always Craigslist, though.

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