Newport Folk Fest Lineup: Flight of the Conchords to Reunite for First Show in Three Years
It's "Business Time" for the Newport Folk Festival. On Wednesday (Feb. 17), the legendary Rhode Island music festival announced the latest addition to its lineup: a reunited Flight of the Conchords.
Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie, a.k.a. Flight of the Conchords are set to play on Friday, July 22, as the night's headliners at the Newport Folk Festival, Consequence of Sound reports.
Best known for their HBO show (which ran for two seasons between 2007 and 2009), Flight of the Conchords have not toured since 2013. This performance will mark the comedic folk duo's first live performance since that year's Funny or Die Oddball Festival.
It is yet to be seen whether or not the Newport Folk Festival appearance will mark a full reunion or tour for Flight of the Conchords. Since their last live trek, Clement has been busy acting in things such as What We Do in the Shadows and Rio 2. Meanwhile, McKenzie has worked as a music supervisor for The Muppets and Muppets Most Wanted as well as acting in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.
Flight of the Conchords' Friday night reunion at the Newport Folk Festival is likely no coincidence - as of this writing, that is the only day of the fest that has yet to sell out.
FotC join a solo set from Father John Misty, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, Ray LaMontagne, The Oh Hellos, St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Villagers and more in the 2016 Newport Folk Festival lineup. More artists are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.
The 2016 Newport Folk Festival will take place in Newport, Rhode Island, from July 22 to 24.