The 2015 edition of Newport Folk Festival will take place July 24th – 26th in Newport, Rhode Island. Over the last month or so, the festival has slowly been revealing its artist lineup. Today, however, brings the biggest announcement yet.
Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters has been confirmed as the Friday night headliner, marking his first live performance since the end of his Wall tour in 2013. According to Rolling Stone, Waters will perform a “very special” setlist curated specifically for Newport.
This year’s lineup also includes Sufjan Stevens, The Decemberists, First Aid Kit, Courtney Barnett, The Tallest Man on Earth, Iron & Wine and Band of Horses’ Ben Bridwell, Laura Marling, J Mascis, Angel Olsen, Leon Bridges, Jose Gonzalez, and more. Visit Festival Outlook to view the complete lineup.
Single-day tickets for Friday (the day Waters is headlining) remain available for purchase, but are going fast. Otherwise, the rest of the festival is completely sold-out.
This year’s edition of Newport is extra special, as it marks the 50th anniversary of when Bob Dylan went electric.