Mumford & Sons Welcome All-Star Guests, Cover Radiohead, The Band As Surprise Newport Folk Headliners [Videos]

first_imgThe 59th-annual Newport Folk Festival is currently underway, taking over Newport, Rhode Island’s Fort Adams State Park. The festival has long stood out as one of the premier music events in the Northeast, consistently curating one of the most expansive and highly anticipated lineups of the summer. On Saturday night, the secret headliner revealed itself to be Mumford And Sons. The British band played 15 songs, packing the setlist with unordinary covers and exciting guests.During their surprise set, Mumford And Sons kicked things off with Brandi Carlile, Maggie Rogers, and Jerry Douglas for a collaborative rendition of their own “Awake My Soul” from 2009’s Sigh No More. The next six songs remained within the band’s original, career-spanning catalog, before shocking the crowd with an unexpected cover of Radiohead‘s “All I Need”, welcoming out Phoebe Bridgers for the In Rainbows track, as well as dobro player Jerry Douglas, who stuck around through the remainder of the set.After the band’s own “Ghosts That We Knew”, Mumford And Songs welcomed out Brandi Carlile once again for a cover of Simon & Garfunkel‘s “The Boxer”. Carlile stuck around for another cover, The New Basement Tapes‘ “Kansas City”, penned by Bob Dylan, a veteran of the Newport Folk Festival.Following Sigh No More‘s “Dust Bowl Dance”, 24-year-old Maggie Rogers returned to the stage to play her own hit, “Alaska”, with Mumford And Sons–marking a truly beautiful moment for the up-and-coming star.After their own “I Will Wait”, Mumford And Sons welcomed out Mavis Staples, Brandi Carlile, Maggie Rogers, Phoebe Bridgers, Phil Cook, and MC Taylor (Hiss Golden Messenger) for a celebratory finalé, appropriately covering The Band‘s “The Weight” to close out the surprise set.Mumford and Sons fear. Phoebe Bridgers, Jerry Douglas – “All I Need” (Radiohead)[Video: rac3m]Mumford And Sons feat. Mavis Staples, Brandi Carlile, Maggie Rogers, Phoebe Bridgers, Phil Cook, MC Taylor – “The Weight” (The Band)[Video: rac3m]Earlier in the weekend, legendary folk and rock icon David Crosby joined Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit for a rendition of his own “Wooden Ships”, which was featured on Crosby, Stills & Nash‘s self-titled 1969 release, followed by the iconic fan-favorite 1970 Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young track “Ohio”, a protest song penned by Neil Young following the Kent State shootings on May 4th, 1970. Get the full low-down, plus videos, here.Tonight, Newport Folk Festival continues with Brandi Carlile, Gary Clark Jr., Toots and the Maytals, and more.Setlist: Mumford And Sons | Newport Folk Festival | Fort Adams State Park | Newport, RI | 7/28/18Awake My Soul (with Brandi Carlile, Maggie Rogers, Jerry Douglas), Broad-Shouldered Breasts, The Cave, Little Lion Man, White Blank Page, Love of the Light, Tompkins Square Park, All I Need (Radiohead cover, with Phoebe Bridgers). Ghosts That We Knew, The Boxer (Simon & Garfunkel cover, with Brandi Carlile), Kansas City (The New Basement Tapes cover, with Brandi Carlile), Dust Bowl Dance, Alaska (Maggie Rogers cover, with Maggie Rogers), I Will Wait, The Weight (The Band cover, with Mavis Staples, Brandi Carlile, Maggie Rogers, Phoebe Bridgers, Phil Cook, and MC Taylor)last_img

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