Frendly Gathering Announces 2018 Lineup

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Submitted by -Higher Ground Tue, 03/20/2018 - 2:23 pm

Frendly Gathering Music Festival, produced by professional snowboarder Danny Davis and television personality Jack Mitrani, has announced its full lineup of bands. Joining headlining acts Twiddle, Greensky Bluegrass and Kamasi Washington will be The Devil Makes Three, Nahko & Medicine for the People, Kat Wright, White Denim, Emancipator & a special collaborative set featuring Mihali (of Twiddle) & Nahko.Other additions include Keznamdi, Lynx, The Relative, Peace in the Valley, Sabouyama, & Django.

For its second year, Frendly Gathering will be heldJune 28-30at Sugarbush Resort, one of New England’s largest ski areas featuring two unique mountains and conveniently located 50 minutes from Burlington, Vt.

"Our first Frendly Gathering started with a first generation iPod and a speaker that we rented.Eight years laterit's pretty surreal to see what this collaborative grassroots project has turned into. Next level excited for The Devil Makes Three and Greensky Bluegrass. Also, the combination of Trevor Hall, Twiddle, and Nahko are going to bring some serious magic. Too be honest, there is not a single band on the list that I am not excited to see. I have endless gratitude for all of the "frends" who gave us their input to make this Frendly Gathering the best year yet. If you are reading this, I hope to see you in person this June!"

2018 Frendly Gathering Lineup

TWIDDLE

GREENSKY BLUEGRASS

THE DEVIL MAKES THREE

NAHKO & MEDICINE FOR THE PEOPLE

KAMASI WASHINGTON

TREVOR HALL

SPAFFORD

KEVIN MORBY

KEZNAMDI

THE SUFFERS

LYNX

ALGIERS

SUITCASE JUNKET

UPSTATE RUBDOWN

LUKE MITRANI

LOWDOWN BRASS BAND

SMALLTALKER

STRANGE MACHINES

THE RELATIVE

SATSANG

DISCO PHANTOM

TAKA

JUPTR

ALEXANDRA HARLEY

PEACE IN THE VALLEY

SABOUYAMA

DJANGO

Frendly Gathering will be held at Sugarbush’s Mt. Ellen base area in the heart of Vermont’s picturesque Mad River Valley. Separated from the Lincoln Peak base area by several miles, the Mt. Ellen base area provides the festival with an intimate feel.

Heralded as one of New England's premier music and camping festivals, Frendly Gathering features three days of live music with a lineup for all genres of music fans. Continuing its headliner status since Frendly’s inception is Twiddle, the Vermont-based jam band who plays throughout the weekend on various stages. Frendly Gathering is set to showcase 20+ musical acts to play on unique stages throughout the festival grounds. The festival not only incorporates music, but alsocamping, art, yoga, local food, skateboarding, dance workshops, inspiration and of course “Frendship.”More than a music festival, Frendly Gathering’s mission is to unite our community with inclusive and uplifting experiences.

Making the festival possible are Jack Mitrani and Danny Davis, alongside a large Frendly crew that share the same passion for music, the outdoors, the environment and the ideals of bringing “Frendship” to the masses with the creed "there is no 'I' in Frends." The Frendly team believes in cultivating lasting relationships that breed collaborative success. Event organizers work to keep the festival as intimate as its inception by capping ticket sales, ensuring short lines, easy access to the stages and a frendly family-like atmosphere.