Festival Noize: Newport Folk, Governors Ball, Summerfest

Newport Folk Festival scores a headline appearance from Roger Waters … Summerfest announces Carrie Underwood as its latest big name act … Governors Ball Music Festival unveils set times.

Roger Waters is planning an extra special set for . The former Pink Floyd bassist/vocalist headlines the first night of the event, which takes place July 24-26 at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, R.I.

A post on the fest’s Facebook page says Waters’ performance will be “an intimate appearance specifically crafted for Newport Folk.”

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"12-12-12" (A Concert For Sandy Relief), Madison Square Garden Arena, New York City

Although three-day passes and two-day passes are sold out, as of the time of this post, Friday passes were still available. Lucky for you, that’s the day Waters is playing, along with Tallest Man On Earth, Iron & Wine and Ben Bridwell, Watkins Family Hour, The Lone Bellow and more.

Visit NewportFolk.org for more information.

Carrie Underwood is joining a lineup that includes The Rolling Stones, Stevie Wonder, Linkin Park, Kendrick Lamar, Zac Brown Band and Ed Sheeran. Altogether, Milwaukee’s will feature more than 800 acts between June 24-28 and June 30 through July 5.  

“The world’s largest music festival” hosts Underwood July 2.

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Funeral for Little Jimmy Dickens, Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville, Tenn.

Tickets for her show at the Marcus Amphitheater go on sale May 29 at 10 a.m. CDT and include Summerfest admission. Visit Summerfest.com for more information.

alerted the world to its set time schedule with a post on Facebook saying, “Life is hard. Make choices.”

The festival returns to Randall’s Island in New York June 5-7. The hard choices festival goers will have to make include choosing between seeing Drake close out Friday night on the GovBallNYC Stage between 9:30 to 11 p.m. or catching My Morning Jacket from 9:15 to 11 p.m. on the Honda Stage. Decisions, decisions.

On Saturday the last set of the night will come down to Deadmau5 or Ryan Adams, with both artists performing from 9:15 to 11 p.m. You’ll also have to pick between seeing Bjork or Conor Oberst, who are due to take the stage from 6:45 to 8 p.m.

Sunday’s tough picks include Hot Chip or Flying Lotus, who have simultaneous sets starting at 8 p.m. Right before that you’ll have to decide whether you’d rather see Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds or Big Gigantic between 6:45 to 8 p.m.

As of post time, three-day GA passes were still available.

Head over to GovernorsBallMusicFestival.com to check out the complete schedule.