A month ago, Newport Folk Festival announced the dates, July 23-25 and July 26-28, for the “two unique 3-day surprise performances, storytelling and workshop events at Fort Adams,” they plan to host this summer in place of a typical edition of their annual festival. Now they have announced some more details and ticketing information for these events. Capacity will be limited to 50% and artists will perform on two main stages. Tickets goes on sale Tuesday, May 18 at 11 a.m. ET.
“This summer, Newport will be hosting a unique event for its audiences – bringing intimate and up-close experiences to fans and performers,” they write. As always, Newport Folk will bring surprise guests and never-before-seen collaborations, all set against a backdrop of Narragansett Bay. Newport Folk may not be alike, but it will be. to feel the same.”
Of new COVID restrictions, they write: “At the moment, it is too early to publish our security protocols in detail. The conditions of the pandemic are changing daily and trending in a positive direction. The safety of our fans, artists, staff, vendors and volunteers remain our top priority. We will communicate and post detailed protocols as the event date approaches so you know exactly what to expect. For now, please note that you will most likely be under certain health protocols required at the time of the event which include proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test, temperature checks, social distancing and mask wearing. . “
Stay tuned for lineup info and more details.