Frendly Gathering announces partners for 2016 music festival

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June 14, 2016

Burton Snowboards Rejoins as Presenting Sponsor – Festival to be Held June 23-25 in Vermont

(Burlington, Vt.) — Today, Frendly Gathering announces its partners for the Frendly Gathering Music Festival, taking place June 23-25 at Timber Ridge in Windham, Vermont. The three-day music festival welcomes back presenting sponsor Burton Snowboards as well as Martin Guitars, Skype, Mountain Dew, Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, So Delicious; and welcomes new partners Finlandia, Mizu and One Wheel.

Celebrating its sixth annual event, and fifth in Vermont, the multi-day Frendly Gathering Music Festival is produced by best frends and pro snowboarders Danny Davis and Jack Mitrani. Heralded as one of New England’s premier music festivals, 30 acts including rock and roll, bluegrass, folk, jam, reggae and electronic bands on four stages will be featured, along with camping, yoga, local food, skateboarding, dance workshops, inspiration and of course “Frendship.” Event headliners include Vermont’s own Twiddle and nationally acclaimed Big Gigantic. Tickets are on-sale at FrendlyGathering.com and include camping. The event is located at Timber Ridge in beautiful Southern Vermont.

Elements featured as part of event partnerships include on-site activations to enhance the experience of all Frendly Gathering attendees.

The weekend kicks off with a Thursday evening schedule – for those arriving early with a special ticket — that features six acts, including headliner Twiddle who will perform by a campfire. It also includes members of the Frendly Crew who will perform on the Frendly stage, along with a full-evening lineup of music. The Festival continues through the wee hours of Saturday night/Sunday morning with bands performing on various stages throughout the venue. The complete music schedule can be found here.

Presenting sponsor Burton Snowboards will be on-site all weekend with the Burton Teepee as a highlight of the festival venue. Two musical acts per day will perform under the Teepee; including Pappi & Frends, The Medallions, Gubbulidis & Jaden Carlson and a special guest. As in the past, the Burton Teepee area will feature outdoor activities and lounge areas, complete with Burton camping collection hammocks. Additionally, Burton will feature a pop-up store that will offer items from their camping collection and Durable Goods line for sale.

Now in its third year supporting Frendly, Martin Guitars offers festivalgoers the opportunity to kick back and enjoy acoustic jam sessions each day under the Martin Dome. Nearly a dozen custom Martin Guitars will be on display and available to try out during the Festival.

Skype returns for its second year to deliver six Frendship Sessions across the globe during the Festival. FrendShip Sessions provide a unique, intimate experience with a fan who is unable to attend the Festival in person. Fans join over Skype to watch a Frendly Gathering band record a song in the Frendly Airstream, followed by the chance to ask the band a few questions. To take part in the session, fans can follow along on Facebook/FrendlyPresents.

Keeping Frendly guests’ refreshed, third-year partner Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream will have their famous truck on-hand sampling its favorite ice creams as well as some of its new dairy free frozen products. Mountain Dew, a long-time supporter of Frendly Gathering, will take over the skateboard mini-ramp this year with a new look and feel. Mountain Dew Pro skaters will be on-hand skating and enjoying their time with Frends, as well.

So Delicious, producers of organic dairy-free milks, desserts and cultured products, will provide a breakfast station with a variety of their products.

First-time partners One Wheel, makers of a battery powered one-wheel skateboard, will offer product testing all weekend on-site. Additionally, Finlandia Vodka, a 1% For The Planet member supporting pure water nationally, will be providing clean water with MIZU at the Festival’s water refill stations. As always, Frendly Gathering is plastic bottle free and encourages festivalgoers to bring reusable cups with them.

Festival guests will have the opportunity to browse product displays and on-site activations throughout the festival and support local businesses including food trucks, clothing, jewelry and other handmade Vermont products.

Tickets for the 6th annual Frendly Gathering Music Festival can be purchased at FrendlyGathering.com and EventBrite.com. Throughout the Festival weekend, fans can stay fully connected through FrendShip Sessions, and social media channels on Twitter, Snapchat, Facebook and YouTube, all of which can be accessed through FrendlyGathering.com.

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