Newport Folk Festival Announces 2016 Lineup

The early roster includes Raury, Father John Misty, and Nathaniel Rateliff. —Michael Marotta

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Raury is among the artists playing the 2016 Newport Folk Festival / Courtesy photo

We’re all waking up to a cold, snowy winter morning here in Massachusetts, so here’s some necessary sunshine courtesy of Newport Folk Festival. The annual mid-summer Rhode Island get-together, now in its 57th year, has been slowly rolling out its 2016 lineup, and first impressions are making us warm and fuzzy.

Among those first announced to play the July 22-24 fest at Fort Adams State Park are Raury, Father John Misty, Joan Shelley, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, and Ray LaMontagne.

Newport Folk has decided to unveil the lineup artist-by-artist via Twitter.

The slate is already proving rewarding for those who bought tickets in advance—the ’16 edition of Newport Folk is just about all sold out, with a limited number of Friday night tickets still available. Those who didn’t get in on the early on-sales are in luck, however, as Newport Folk recent unveiled a fan-to-fan ticket exchange system that aims to cut out scalping.

Check out the first batch of lineup announcements:

Here’s a highlight video from last year’s Newport Folk, featuring Roger Waters, Courtney Barnett, Shakey Graves, Hozier, Sufjan Stevens, the Decemberists, Sturgill Simpson, and more.