Wilco added to Newport Folk Festival lineup

April 10, 2012 in News

The Newport Folk Festival, aka my non-Pitchfork summer festival venture, announced today the addition of a Friday night show featuring Blitzen Trapper, Megafaun and the mighty Wilco.

Wilco will be on the road for much of the summer in continued support of last year’s excellent The Whole Love. I saw the band for the first time in Boston this past September, and it was a phenomenal show even under the limiting circumstances of an absurd 11pm curfew. This time should be even better, since it’s a general admission show where I’ll be able to get close rather than watching from fifty rows or so back in a theater. I can scarcely imagine a better plan for a summer evening than seeing Wilco under the stars. So very excited.

Other big names appearing at the fest include My Morning Jacket, Iron & Wine, Conor Oberst, Tune-Yards, The Tallest Man On Earth, Deertick, Sharon van Etten, and many many more. Check out the full lineup here, and details on the Wilco show here.