Newport, RI (July 30, 2013)—Despite heavy rains on the first day, the annual Newport Folk Festival once again brought an eclectic mix of folk, blues, rock and jazz acts to the New England town. Held at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, RI, the Newport Folk Festival brings together folk music fans from all over for three days of music, food and crafts.
Folk Band The Last Bison perform their set at the Harbor Stage at Newport Folk Festival.
On site for this year’s festival, held July 26 to 28, was Pro Sound News, which spoke with Klondike Koehler, owner of Greenfield, MA-based Klondike Sound. Koehler’s company manned the FOH for the Quad Stage inside Fort Adams. A sound system consisting of L-Acoustics dV-Dosc arrays, dV subs, Arcs and EAW SP1000 subs were used to reinforce a variety of acts that included the Milk Carton Kids, The Lone Below and Andrew Bird.
Meanwhile, the main stage—the Fort Stage—was manned by Maryland Sound International, and welcomed headlining acts such as Beck, The Lumineers and Old Crow Medicine Show.
Also at the festival was the fan favorite Paste Magazine Ruins, which brought the weekend’s performers into intimate recording sessions held within the walls of the historic fort. The recordings were broadcast through wireless Sennheiser headphones, which allowed festivalgoers to listen in from anywhere in the area.
A full story on the festival will be released in September in the inaugural issue of Music Festival Business.
Newport Folk Festival
Klondike Koehler mans the FOH board at the Quad Stage at the Newport Folk Festival.
Crowds gather around the Fort Stage for the next performer.
Langhorne Slim & Law get ready for a recording session at the Paste/ Sennheiser Ruins at the festival.