RNR News and Notes

Mumford & Sons played a surprise headlining set on Saturday night at Newport Folk Festival, making their first appearance onstage as a full band this year.

 

Over the course of their 15-song set, the band played a handful covers and invited numerous guest performers onstage with them, including Brandi Carlile, Maggie Rogers, and Mavis Staples.

 

Among covers including Simon & Garfunkel’s “The Boxer” and The Band’s “The Weight,” Mumford & Sons invited Phoebe Bridges onstage for a rendition of Radiohead’s In Rainbows classic, “All I Need.”

 

 

Newport Folk Festival also saw performances from Gary Clark Jr., Glen Hansard, Toots and the Maytals and more.