Hozier Joins Newport Folk Festival 2019 Lineup


Irish singer-songwriter Hozier is the latest addition to the 2019 Newport Folk Festival lineup. Hozier will perform at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island on Sunday, July 28. The festival begins on Friday, July 26.

For the 2019 installment, the Newport Folk Festival has teamed with each performer on the lineup to donate to a music education cause of their choice. The Newport Festivals Foundation made a donation on behalf of Hozier to benefit The Angel Band Project. The organization provides “life-affirming music therapy programs for survivors of sexual assault and intimate partner violence. Music therapy gives a voice to survivors and allows them to safely work through their trauma by exploring music interventions such as songwriting, lyric analysis, drumming, and spontaneous music making.”

Read a note from The Angel Band Project Executive Director Rachel Ebeling:

“We gratefully thank Hozier for their support of The Angel Band Project’s mission — to use the power of music to provide healing, raise awareness, and promote positive social change for survivors of sexual violence. We are humbled by your support!”

The Highwomen, Warren Haynes, Phil Lesh and The Terrapin Family Band, Trey Anastasio, Sheryl Crow, Jeff Tweedy and Mountain Man are just some of the other acts on the 2019 lineup. Tickets to the 2019 Newport Folk Festival are sold out.