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1965 Newport Folk Festival Lineup Announced

May 7th, 1965 -

1965 Newport Folk Festival Lineup Announced Mississippi John Hurt performs at the 1964 Newport Folk Festival

Here is the complete lineup for the 7th annual Newport Folk Festival which took place from Thursday, July 22nd 1965 until Sunday, July 25th 1965 in Newport, Rhode Island.

The lineup features Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Maybelle Carter, Son House, Mississippi John Hurt, Peter, Paul & Mary, Pete Seeger, Eric Von Schmidt, Odetta, Lightnin' Hopkins, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Hamilton Camp & Gordon Lightfoot.

Here is the full lineup for each day of the festival:

Thursday, July 22nd 1965:

Joan Baez

Margaret Barry & Michael Gorman

Blue Ridge Mountain Dancers

Maybelle Carter

Cajun Band

Rev. Gary Davis

Son House

Lilly Bros. & Tex Logan

New Lost City Ramblers

Eck Robertson

Josh White

Friday, July 23rd 1965:

Cape Breton Singers

Roscoe Holcomb

Mississippi John Hurt

Sam & Kirk McGee & Arthur Smith

Memphis Slim & Willie Dixon

Moving Star Hall Singers

New York Street Games

Arthur Nicolle

Larry Older

Peter, Paul & Mary

Dock Reese & Texas Work Song Group

Pete Seeger

Ed Young & Southern Fife & Drum Corps

Annie Walters

1965 Newport Folk Festival Lineup Announced Peter, Paul and Mary, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, the Freedom Singers, Pete Seeger, and Theodore Bikel on July 26, 1963, by John Byrne Cooke at the Newport Folk Festival, singing "We Shall Overcome".

Saturday, July 24th 1965:

Horton Barker

Margaret Barry & Michael Gorman

Theodore Bikel

Oscar Brand

Lightnin' Hopkins

Ian & Sylvia

Norman Kennedy

Kweskin Jug Band

A.L Lloyd

Bill Monroe & Blue Grass Boys

New England Contra Dancers

Odetta

Joe Patterson

Sunday, July 25th 1965:

Bob Dylan

Fiddler Beers Family

Len Chandler

Cousin Emmy

Ronnie Gilbert

Fannie Lou Hamer

Ishangi Dance Troupe

Mance Lipscomb

Moving Star Hall Singers

Peter, Paul & Mary

Jean Ritchie

Eric Von Schmidt

Byron & Lue Berline

Blue Ridge Mountain Dancers

The Paul Butterfield Blues Band

Hamilton Camp

Chambers Brothers

Charles River Valley Boys

Mimi & Dick Farina

Kathy & Carol

John Koerner

Gordon Lightfoot

Bernice Reagon

Pat Sky

Mark Spoelstra

1965 Newport Folk Festival Lineup Announced Bob Dylan at the 1964 Newport Folk Festival

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