Brian Wilson added to Newport Folk Festival

Cat Power, Jim James, She & Him also on lineup

Brian Wilson has been added to the lineup for the 2008 Newport Folk Festival, taking place August 1-3.

The Beach Boys legend joins Cat Power, Jim James of My Morning Jacket, The Black Crowes, Jimmy Buffett and Trey Anastasio at the event which takes place in Newport, RI.

Jakob Dylan, Steve Earle and Allison Moorer, Richie Havens, Stephen & Damian Marley, Gillian Welch, She And Him, Calexico and Kaki King will also perform during the festival, with performers taking to stages at the International Tennis Hall of Fame at the Newport Casino, and across three stages at the Fort Adams State Park.

The full lineup is:

Jimmy Buffett

The Black Crowes

Brian Wilson

Trey Anastasio

Levon Helm

The Avett Brothers

Cat Power

Jim James (of My Morning Jacket)

Son Volt

Jakob Dylan

Steve Earle and Allison Moorer

Richie Havens

Stephen & Damian Marley

Gillian Welch

She & Him featuring Zooey Deschanel & M. Ward


Red Rooster

Cowboy Junkies

Kaki King

Brandi Carlile

Young @ Heart Chorus

Willy Mason

Over The Rhine

The Felice Brothers

Jake Shimabukuro

Kate Taylor

Richard Julian

Jesca Hoop

–By our New York staff.

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