The 2014 Frendly Gathering is going to be better than ever

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Best friends and professional snowboarders Danny Davis and Jack Mitrani are proud to announce the full music lineup for the 2014 Frendly Gathering presented by Burton Snowboards. Headlining the fourth annual, three-day music festival are inspiring jam and indie rock bands Lotus, Delta Spirit and Deer Tick. Local Vermonters and Frendly Gathering house/festival band, Twiddle, who have been making noise across the country with their unique sound that combines funk, jam, and reggae, also play a big role at the event, playing an impressive four times during the fetival. In total, The Frendly Gathering will feature 30 different musical acts to play at the Vermont summer event, which combines music, camping, yoga, food, skateboarding, dancing, inspiration and a big dose of “Frendship.”

Tucked away in the Green Mountains of Southern Vermont, the three-day Frendly Gathering will be held at Timber Ridge, located in Windham. One of New England’s premier music festivals, The Frendly Gathering features a lineup ranging from rock and roll and bluegrass to folk, jam and electronic that is sure to stoke out all types of music lovers.

The brainchild behind the event is a group of pro snowboarders that call themselves the Frendly Crew (there is no “I” in Frends). Heading up the event is Danny Davis and Jack Mitrani who share the same passion for music, the outdoors, the environment and bringing the ideals of “Frendship” to the masses. Both musicians themselves and newly appointed Martin Guitar Ambassadors, they wanted to bring their favorite bands, both known and unknown, to one stage in a frendly and intimate festival setting that combines good vibes, good frends and good times. The Frendly Gathering was born four years ago, and each year has not only grown in audience size, but also in quality of the experience.

One example is this year, The Frendly Gathering is creating a new type of camping experience. For those who would like to camp without the hassle of traveling with gear, they can select the option to simply show up at Timber Ridge to a luxury tent of their choice that is already set up for their stay. Options include tents with cots, full beds, small cottages or RV’s.

“This is our favorite time of year,” said Mitrani. “Come June, we’ve been through the craziest highs and lows of the competition circuit including the X Games, The Dew Tour, the US Open and this year, the Olympics. The festival is our opportunity to bring together all of our fans, frends and family who have supported us throughout the snowboarding season.”

“Burton is super proud to be the Presenting Sponsor of the Frendly Gathering for the second year in a row,” stated Anne-Marie Dacyshyn, Vice President of Marketing at Burton. “Not only is it awesome to work with our riders Danny and Jack on such a cool project, the festival is also a perfect fit for Burton’s year-round lifestyle, bringing together music, friends, outdoor fun and a really good time. Can’t wait for this year.”

2014 Frendly Gathering Lineup:

  • Lotus
  • Delta Spirit
  • Deer Tick
  • Twiddle x4
  • Lake Street Dive
  • Shakey Graves
  • Dopapod
  • Kung Fu
  • Sleepy Man Banjo Boys
  • Spirit Family Reunion
  • Chuck Ragan
  • Terra Naomi
  • The London Souls
  • Moon Hooch
  • Jamestown Revival
  • Kat Wright & ISB
  • Ludwig and Stiegler
  • LYNX
  • DJ Equal
  • Disco Phantom
  • Chris Kasper
  • Jatoba
  • Gold Town
  • Quiet Lion
  • Myra Flynn
  • Tallgrass Getdown
  • Devesh Duo Band
  • Kris Orlowski
  • Wind + Wave
  • Tricerahops

For more information on The Frendly Gathering, and to purchase tickets (on-sale now), visit www.frendlygathering.com. Day passes and multi-day passes are available, as are camping passes.