Newport Folk Festival is back! The festival is known for its amazing music lineup, drawing in huge crowds year on year. Taking to the stage this year are the likes of Fleet Foxes, Regina Spektor and John Prine. With panoramic views of the Newport Harbor in Rhode Island, four music stages and beer gardens you’re bound to have an awesome weekend.
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Newport Folk Festival Dates and Location
Newport Folk Festival will be held at Fort Adams in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 28-30, 2017.
Newport Folk Festival Lineup
Friday: Fleet Foxes, The Head and the Heart, Regina Spektor and Hurray for the Riff Raff.
Saturday: Wilco, Jim James, The Avett Brothers and Angel Olsen.
Sunday: John Prine, Speak Out, Dr. Dog, American Acoustic and Sunday Groove.
Check out the full Newport Folk Festival lineup.
Newport Folk Festival Tickets
3-day Pass – $199 adults | $60 kids 3-12
2-day Pass – $159 adults | $40 kids 3-12
1-day Pass – $90 adults | $20 kids 3-12
Getting to and From Newport Folk Festival
Air – The nearest airport is Boston Logan Airport, which is 74 miles from the center of Newport.
Car – Fort Adams is 1.5 hours from Boston, or 3 hours from New York City. There’s limited parking at the festival site and festival-goers are encouraged to park in town and take a ferry to the site.
Ferry – There are water shuttles running from Perotti Park and Providence to the festival site at Fort Adams. It’s a 15-minute trip and you can buy tickets on the day.
Bus – Newport Folk Festival has teamed up with bus service Skedaddle to run routes between NYC and Boston direct to the festival site. Take a look at the Skedaddle bus routes.
Where to stay For Newport Folk Festival
There’s no onsite camping for the festival — but we’re here to help with plenty of accommodation options, from houses to hotels. Check out our top picks:
Airbnb: Club together with mates and rent this awesome penthouse apartment. The apartment is located in downtown and can sleep six. It has a rooftop deck with great views. Rent the Penthouse Apartment from $579 a night.
Hotel: NYLO Providence hotel is a great budget option, featuring clean rooms and comfy beds. Guest’s love the hotel’s speedy wifi and convenient location. Book a room at the NYLO Providence Hotel from $181 a night.