Update: Lucid to Take the Stage at Backwoods Pondfest, plus Mihali

Updated 6/6/2016:

Lucid will take a break from not playing live shows to perform at the 10th installment of they festival they host annually, Backwoods Pondfest.

The announcement came with the fest’s final lineup announcement, which also includes a performance from “Mihali & Friends,” which will feature Twiddle frontman Mihali Savoulidis heading up a collaboration set with other members of his popular jam band Twiddle and members of Lucid. According to the press release announcing the lineup, “While Mihali & Friends will be a first-of-its-kind, unique fusion of these two bands, their history sharing the stage together goes as far back as the first Backwoods Pondfest itself in 2007.”

In addition to Lucid and Mihali & Friends, Balkun Brothers and Ian McGuire have been added to the full lineup.

Currently, Lucid previously announced they will be taking a hiatus from touring. Lucid will play both Friday and Saturday night sets.

Mihali & Friends and Balkun Brothers will kick off Pondfest on Thursday, for the first-time-ever Thursday night set. Ian McGuire, known for having played on stage with Phish and the Disco Biscuits, among many others, is set to play with numerous acts throughout the weekend.


Original article:

Backwoods Pondfest in Peru, N.Y. will celebrate 10 years this coming Aug. 5 and 6. Taking place at Twin Ponds Campsite, the festival will feature Pink Talking Fish paying tribute to David Bowie, Tweed and the Nth Power. Recently announced Melvin Seals and JGB, Spiritual Rez, and Sophistafunk, among many others, will also be joining a list of more than 20 bands.


Backwoods Pondfest offers a combination of quiet camping spots in the woods as well as space in open fields. The festival also offers numerous activities including fire spinning, yoga and hula classes.

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Tickets start at $78 for a weekend pass, with extended weekend passes available. To celebrate 10 years, there will be early entry passes on Thursday, Aug. 4, which will feature three additional bands — the Edd, the Blind Owl Band, and a to-be-announced special headline project — for the first time this year.

Visit http://backwoodspondfest.com for more details.

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