The HighWomen, a relatively-new supergroup comprised of Brandi Carlile, Maren Morris, Amanda Shires, and Natalie Hemby, has been announced as the latest act set to perform at this year’s Newport Folk Festival.
With the addition of The HighWomen to the 2019 Newport Folk Fest lineup poster on Wednesday, the quartet will join previously announced including Warren Hayes, Phish’s Trey Anastasio, Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band, Billy Strings, Molly Tuttle, Benmont Tench, Gregory Alan Isakov, Jeff Tweedy, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Maggie Rogers, Sheryl Crow, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and many more.
As the event does with all of their performers, The HighWomen’s involvement means the festival’s charitable arm has made a donation on behalf of an organization of the artist’s choice. This time around, festival organizers have made a donation to She Is The Music, an industry-wide movement which actively works to increase opportunity and visibility for women currently working in music, as well as developing the next generation of women to join the industry and seek leadership role.
The announcement on Wednesday comes a day after Carlile announced the 2020 edition of her Girls Just Wanna Weekend destination event, which will feature performances from Sheryl Crow, Lake Street Dive, Patty Griffin, Lucius, Wanda Sykes (Comedy Set), KT Tunstall, Jade Bird, Amanda Shires, and Yola. Carlile also celebrated the arrival of her new music video for “The Mother” on Wednesday as well.
Fans can head to the Newport Folk Fest website for general info for this year’s event, but tickets are for the 2019 festival are sold out.