Lukas Nelson, Lil Smokies among latest additions to FloydFest 18 ~ Wild

By Matt Wickstrom

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Across-the-Way Productions and FloydFest have announced their third wave of artists additions for FloydFest 18 ~ Wild. New additions to the festival include ZZ Ward, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Son Little, The Lil Smokies and Horseshoes & Hand Grenades.

The latest performers added to the festival join previously announced artists Foster the People, Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, Hiss Golden Messenger, The Infamous Stringdusters, Antibalas, Langhorne Slim, Nikki Lane, The Steel Wheels, Devon Gilfillian, Lindsay Lou, South Hill Banks, Dharma Bombs and Magnolia Boulevard, giving the gathering a distinct rootsy and Americana flavor thus far.

Of the 18 artists currently announced for the gathering 12 have been featured this year on Wick’s Picks, including Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, The Lil Smokies, Horseshoes & Hand GrenadesFoster the People, Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, Hiss Golden Messenger, The Infamous Stringdusters, Langhorne Slim, Nikki Lane, The Steel Wheels, Lindsay Lou and Magnolia Boulevard.

Started in 2002, FloydFest has grown to be one of the biggest festivals in and around Appalachia. Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Floyd, Va., FloydFest combines the top established and emerging artists with arts and crafts, yoga, poetry, workshops and more with a mission of sustainability and going green that provides for one of the most unique festival experiences around.

FloydFest 18 ~ Wild will take place from July 25-29, 2017. For more information, including to purchase tickets, visit floydfest.com.

Previous coverage:

McBroom named CFO and co-owner of Across-the-Way Productions, FloydFest

Floydfest 16 gathers unique acts, handles unexpected curveball

Lil Smokies move from Big Sky to Big Time

Horseshoes and Hand Grenades to bring high-energy bluegrass to Springfest 

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