Last year was a first for the Newport Folk Festival. The festival sold all of its tickets three weeks before the event.
This year, three months before the acts take the stage at Fort Adams State Park, the show is sold out of every ticket for its Saturday and Sunday shows. The only tickets still available are those for the newly added Friday show, featuring Wilco.
Festival Producer Jay Sweet called the rapid sales “a tribute to our incredible artists, partners, volunteers, local and national media, and most ultimately, our dedicated fans.” But some of those fans are upset to see tickets for the festival now on sale online for hundreds more than the original price.