Flight of the Conchords to Headline Newport Folk Festival in Their First U.S. Show in Three Years

July 22 – 24 in Newport, Rhode Island; Lineup Also Features Father John Misty

Feb 18, 2016
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Beloved New Zealand musical comedy duo Flight of the Conchords (Bret McKenzie + Jemaine Clement) have announced their first U.S. show in three years: they will be headlining the Newport Folk Festival. The long-running festival goes down July 22 - 24 at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island. Flight of the Conchords will headline Friday night (July 22). The lineup also includes Father John Misty (performing solo), Villagers, Ray Lamontagne, and a few others, with more to be announced soon. More info can be found at the festival's website.

Last year Clement revealed he and McKenzie had been brainstorming ideas for a Flight of the Conchords movie. The New Zealand comedy duo had a beloved TV show (also titled Flight of the Conchords) that ran for two seasons on HBO, in which they starred as two hapless New Zealand folk singers also named Bret and Jemaine who were trying to make it in New York City. They also released two comedy albums and an EP on Sub Pop, the last one being 2009's I Told You I Was Freaky.

Feel free to read our 2008 cover story article on Flight of the Conchords and below watch the official video for "Ladies of the World."

(Via Consequence of Sound)


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