Today, Frendly Gathering announced a new wave of additions to the artist lineup for the 2018 edition of the event, set to take place June 28th – 30th at Sugarbush Resort in Waitsfield, VT. New additions to the lineup include The Devil Makes Three, Nahko and Medicine For The People, Kat Wright, and White Denim. Other new additions include Emancipator, Keznamdi, Lynx, The Relative, Peace in the Valley, Sabouyama, and Django.
The new additions join a previously announced lineup featuring perennial host band and local natives Twiddle as well as Greensky Bluegrass, Kamasi Washington, Trevor Hall, Spafford, Kevin Morby, The Suffers, Algiers, Suitcase Junket, Upstate Rubdown, Luke Mitrani, Lowdown Brass Band, Smalltalker, Strange Machines, Satsang, Disco Phantom, Taka, Juptr, and Alexandra Harley. The event will also feature a special set from Nahko (Medicine for the People) and Mihali (Twiddle).
This year marks the event’s second year at Sugarbush, located roughly one hour outside Burlington, VT. The event, hosted by professional snowboarders Danny Davis and Jack Mitriani, began as a 250-person gathering of friends and has grown into a full three-day festival.
As Mitriani explains:
“Our first Frendly Gathering started with a first generation iPod and a speaker that we rented. Eight years later it’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 is going to bring some serious magic. To 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!”