Photo Gallery: Newport Folk Festival 2018 Featuring Shakey Graves, Moses Sumney, Brandi Carlile

Featuring surprise headliner, Mumford and Sons!

By Eric Tsurumoto - Aug 1, 2018
Photo by Eric Tsurumoto
Newport Folk Festival occured this weekend featuring artists from every genre under the sun. Among them were Moses Sumney, Lucius, Shakey Graves, and surprise saturday night headliner Mumford and Sons. This was in addition to Passenger, The War and Treaty, and more. Featuring surprise headliner, Mumford and Sons!

Newport is one of the only music festivals that I leave feeling fulfilled, rather than physically drained. Featuring once-in-a-lifetime live performances and some of the most passionate music fans around, there's a reason why this festival is entering its 59th year. Newport Folk has created a community-centric environment that has artists flocking to play it, giving rise to some of the most genuine moments in music history.

No act was a bigger surprise this year than the unannounced headliner, Mumford and Sons. The UK natives fully embraced the Newport mentality with a stunning, collaborative set. Filled with appearances from Maggie Rogers, Phoebe Bridgers, Brandi Carlile, and Mavis Staples, the performance was everything you wish for when you purchase your (extremely hard to get) ticket to the annual multi-day event. In addition to incredible covers of Radiohead, The Band, and Simon and Garfunkel, the "Little Lion Man" four-piece played a rare cut off The New Basement Tapes and backed Maggie Rogers for a passionate rendition of "Alaska".

Other acts to hit the stage July 27-30? Amanda Shire, Fantastic Negrito, Lucius, Cheech & Chong, Jenny Lewis, and Passenger. Check out the photos from the weekend below, then make sure to Track them all on Bandsintown!

Friday, July 27

Amanda Shire

Photo by Eric Tsurumoto

Darlingside

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Photo by Eric Tsurumoto

Fantastic Negrito

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Jason Isbell

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Lucius

Photo by Eric Tsurumoto
Photo by Eric Tsurumoto

Margo Price

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Moses Sumney

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St. Vincent

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Photo by Eric Tsurumoto

Sturgill Simpson

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Tuck & Patti

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Saturday, July 28

Brandi Carlile

Photo by Eric Tsurumoto
Photo by Eric Tsurumoto

Cheech & Chong

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Photo by Eric Tsurumoto

Hamilton Leithauser

Photo by Eric Tsurumoto
Photo by Eric Tsurumoto

Hiss Golden Messenger

Photo by Eric Tsurumoto
Photo by Eric Tsurumoto

Jenny Lewis

Photo by Eric Tsurumoto
Photo by Eric Tsurumoto

Low Cut Connie

Photo by Eric Tsurumoto
Photo by Eric Tsurumoto

Lukas Nelson & The Promise of Real

Photo by Eric Tsurumoto

Mumford and Sons

Photo by Eric Tsurumoto
Photo by Eric Tsurumoto

Shakey Graves

Photo by Eric Tsurumoto
Photo by Eric Tsurumoto

Sunday, July 29

A Change Is Gonna Come

Hosted by John Batiste with The Dap-Kings

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Photo by Eric Tsurumoto
Photo by Eric Tsurumoto

Glen Hansard

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Jen Cloher

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The Lone Bellow

Photo by Eric Tsurumoto
Photo by Eric Tsurumoto

Passenger

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The War and Treaty

Photo by Eric Tsurumoto
Photo by Eric Tsurumoto

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