Being no stranger to all things music, The Honey POP is back in action with covering some of your favorite folk and alternative artists. This weekend, we are attending Newport Folk Fest, one of Rhode Island’s only music festivals of the year.
This coveted music gathering happens every year on the Fort Adams State Park grounds and has five individual stages. Gathering from all across the globe, people gather with their beach chairs and baseball caps to hear great live music. Here’s our line up for day one, featuring everyone from The Beths to Maggie Rogers!
Laden Valley is a Newport, RI native band that had opened up Newport Folk Fest. They already had a good crowd but that didn’t stop them from creating a few memories in the process. Since attending Newport Folk Festival for years, they mentioned it was an honor to finally have a set during the weekend.
The Beths, a New Zealand-based Alternative band, is no stranger to shows on the East Coast. This band continued on despite a little stop to make sure the lead was alright due to the heat. After, they continued while the crowd cheered them on making them feel right back at home.
Del Water Gap
Despite being a last-minute addition to the lineup, Del Water Gap held up the day. We got to hear a few favorites like ‘Better than I Know Myself’ and ‘High Top’ but also got to hear ‘Coping on Unemployment’ which only just released a few days ago. The crowd connected right away with their sound and it was amazing to see.
Thee Sacred Souls
‘Easier Said Than Done’ trying to describe this set. Matching their discography sound to a T, they played the Quad stage mid-day. They had made their way into the crowd and interacted with fans on beach chairs. Thee Sacred Souls had a laid-back set, however, that didn’t stop them from teasing the press interacting with the cameras, and making sure their flirtation-ship with photos was ongoing.
Maggie had started off her set acoustically. Wearing a comfortable white dress, she definitely wasn’t a stranger to Newport Folk Fest. Returning back since 2019, the fans were well-receptive to her surprised guest, Sista-Strings. Also bringing on Del Water Gap, we got to hear some mixes they had previously released on ‘Notes from the Archive: Recordings 2011-2016’. A crowd favorite (and our favorite as well) she didn’t disappoint once again.
My Morning Jacket
The headliner, My Morning Jacket, has been no stranger to Rhode Island and it’s antics. When they came on stage, the crowd soared. Creating a vibe that’s only experienced when seeing live, they had brought both a laid-back and transcendent spirit to the stage. They ended the night by having the sunset on the ocean.
Check out the full gallery from day one below!
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