Newport Folk Festival 2013 Predictions/Wishlist

It’s almost that time of year for the lineup to be unveiled for our favorite festival of the summer. Before the curtain goes up on the artist announcement for the 2013 Newport Folk Festival we wanted to get in some last minute predictions/requests. If you’re smart like us you would have already picked up your 3-day pass (because the lineup NEVER disappoints), but if not you better act fast because IT WILL SELL OUT. 3-day passes have already sold out and it’s only a matter of time before 2-day and single day passes go by the wayside. Trust us, it’s worth it to grab your tickets now. Enough of the preaching from us, here’s who we’d like to see down at the Fort this summer:

The Low Anthem– After a 2-year hiatus from the festival we think it’s time for these hometown favorites to make their return to Newport. With frontman Ben Knox Miller serving on the Festival Board of Advisors a comeback in 2013 makes perfect sense.


Jim James– The My Morning Jacket frontman has already announced a few dates to promote his solo debut Regions of Light and Sound of God, and like BKM, James also serves on the esteemed Festival Board of Advisors. After MMJ had their headlining set cut short by the weather last year, we would love to see James finish what his band started 6 months ago.


Deer Tick + Dawes– Because Dawes has a new album coming out. Because the Goldsmith brothers can’t stay away. Because Deer Tick is the perfect festival band. Because it just wouldn’t be the same without John McCauley. I could go on and on.


You Won’t– You already know that this duo is one of our favorite bands in Boston and they also released one of the best albums of 2012 in our humble opinion. Following a very buzzworthy 2012, we think they are primed to grace the stages of Fort Adams come July.


Shovels & Rope- Another duo who made an appearance on our Best of 2012 lists is nearly a shoe-in for this year’s fest. Close your eyes, take a listen to “Birmingham” and imagine yourself soaking in the Newport sunshine.


The Lone Bellow– We’ll let this video do the explaining


Haim– These three sisters from LA should be this year’s version of tUnE-yArDs. Their sound doesn’t quite belong at a folk festival, but for some weird reason it just makes sense.

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