Jack White To Headline Newport Folk Festival

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This morning, Newport Folk Festival organizers have revealed that Jack White will make his debut at the historic event on Saturday, July 26. White joins a lineup that already Ryan Adams, Jeff Tweedy, Mavis Staples, Nickel Creek, Band Of Horses, Jimmy Cliff and dozens of other acts.

Tickets to Newport Folk sold out weeks ago, but in reading producer Jay Sweet’s note about the addition of Jack White, it’s clear Newport Folk organizers have been trying to bring the Third Man Records label head to the event for quite some time. When Sweet first came aboard to the Newport Folk team six years ago, he created a list of acts that he felt needed to play the festival and Jack White was one of the last names left on that list who hadn’t played Fort Adams State Park yet. On July 26th that will finally change.

Jack White is currently on tour in support of Lazaretto, which comes out tomorrow. He’s set to appear on this evening’s episode of The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon.