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As American music festival culture grows a bit out of control, there’s one tried and true summer staple that had your parents’ parents complaining about the racket over 40 years ago. The Newport Folk Festival is Rhode Island’s greatest annual contribution to the music landscape, and has only amplified in the past decade.

Today, the final headliner was announced, rounding out the sold-out festival, which will take place July 25-27 at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, RI. Jack White, former lead man of The White Stripes and founder of Third Man Records will headline Saturday evening, joining an already stacked lineup that includes Ryan Adams, Nickel Creek, and Jeff Tweedy among others. White’s new album, “Lazaretto,” releases tomorrow.

There may not be any tickets still available, but there’s always Craigslist, or start ringing up those friends with boats and watch for free from the water.

Newport Folk Festival 2014 Lineup

Ryan Adams
Band of Horses
Jimmy Cliff
Jenny Lewis
Sun Kil Moon
Robert Hunter
The Devil Makes Three
Lake Street Dive
Noah Gunderson
Anais Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer
Death Vessel
Mandolin Orange
Tall Tall Trees
For Pete’s Sake

Jack White
Nickel Creek
Kurt Vile and the Violators
Deer Tick
Shovels & Rope
Milk Carton Kids
Pokey LaFarge
Puss N Boots
J. Roddy Walston & the Business
Shakey Graves
John Reilly and Friends
The Haden Triplets
The Oh Hellos
Aoife O’Donovan
Willie Watson
Benjamin Booker
For Pete’s Sake

Mavis Staples
Jeff Tweedy
Conor Oberst
Rodrigo Y Gabriela
Trampled By Turtles
Hurray for the Riff Raff
Pegi Young & the Survivors
Gregory Alan Isakov
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down
Valerie June
The Lonesome Trio
Caitlin Rose
Ages and Ages
Leif Vollebekk
The Deslondes
Berklee Gospel and Roots Choir
The Bluegrass Situation
For Pete’s Sake