Burton Presents the 3rd Annual Frendly Gathering Music Festival in Windham, Vermont
Burlington, VT (May 21, 2013) Burton Snowboards is proud to present the third annual Frendly Gathering, taking place at Timber Ridge in Windham, Vermont on June 28th & 29th. Started by pro snowboarders Danny Davis and Jack Mitrani of the Frends Crew, the Frendly Gathering is a grassroots music festival that brings an incredible line-up of bands and DJs to the beautiful Green Mountains of southern Vermont.
At this year’s Frendly Gathering, the acclaimed tribal-electro trio Beats Antique is confirmed to headline the two-day event, along with other amazing confirmed artists, including Keller Williams, Rubblebucket, Paper Diamond, Conspirator, Toubab Krewe, Assembly of Dust, Vermont’s very own Twiddle, and many more. And if a weekend of music and camping with the Frends Crew isn’t enough, there will also be a skateboard ramp, hiking, swimming, yoga, live art and one-of-a-kind vendors for everyone to enjoy.
“The Frendly Gathering truly represents what the snowboard lifestyle is all about – hanging with friends, enjoying amazing music and sharing good times outdoors,” said Burton VP of Marketing Anne-Marie Dacyshyn. “We’re honored to be the presenting sponsor of the Frendly Gathering for the first time, and with the insane line-up and laid-back vibe, all taking place in beautiful Vermont, it’s a summer festival not to be missed.”
“Our passion to build the ‘Frendly Gathering’ comes from growing up within the very inclusive community that snowboarding represents,” said Jack Mitrani. “We’re beyond excited to be taking The Frendly Gathering to the next level with a little help from our Frends at Burton Snowboards.”
To celebrate the upcoming Frendly Gathering and to kick-off summer, the Burton Flagship Store in Burlington, Vermont will host a free event on Saturday, May 25th from 1-6 pm, featuring live music by Twiddle, along with food, drinks and games. Special guests from the Frends Crew will be on hand, and Frendly Gathering tickets will be on sale at a discounted price for that day only. In addition, the Burton store will be fully loaded with the new 2013 Spring/Summer collection, and all guests will have a chance to win a VIP Frendly Gathering experience.
And to purchase tickets for the Frendly Gathering, head to www.FrendlyGathering.com.
There is no “I” in Frends. We believe “everything’s better done together.” The Frends unified group of six athletes is brought together by an inspirational and inclusive passion for shared fun. The Frends crew understands the true meaning behind friendship. Frends is bound by a selfless camaraderie with the collective goal of including and inspiring others through art, sport, and simply having fun. Initially, Frends served as a way to unite a diverse crew of individuals. The Frends concept quickly developed grassroots support thanks to media exposure, global promotion and public attention.
About Burton Snowboards
In 1977, Jake Burton Carpenter founded Burton Snowboards out of his Vermont barn and has dedicated his life to snowboarding ever since. Burton has played a pivotal role in growing snowboarding from a backyard hobby to a world-class sport by creating groundbreaking products, supporting a team of top snowboarders and pushing resorts to allow snowboarding. Today, Burton designs and manufactures industry-leading products for snowboarding and the snowboard lifestyle, including snowboards, boots, bindings, outerwear and layering as well as year-round apparel, packs/bags and accessories. Privately held and owned by Jake and his wife, Burton President Donna Carpenter, Burton’s headquarters are in Burlington, Vermont with offices in Austria, Japan, Australia and California. For more information, visit www.burton.com. Follow our line at: facebook.com/burtonsnowboards,twitter.com/burtonsnowboard and @burtonsnowboard on Instagram.