Phish will set up camp at The Woodlands in Dover, Delaware from August 15th–18th, 2024 for its first curated festival since 2015’s Magnaball.
The band announced the news with a “save the date” message posted to social media on Tuesday. Per the announcement, the as yet unnamed “next Phish festival” will offer camping, Glen Close and travel packages, with details to come later this fall. For updates on the festival as they become available, sign up for the new Phish Update SMS text list here.
Phish festivals are a storied part of the band’s four-decade history. Beginning with 1996’s The Clifford Ball, Phish has successfully hosted ten official camping festivals in various locations around the country, often featuring added production surprises, secret sets, and other extracurricular activities.
The band’s planned eleventh festival, 2018’s Curveball, was infamously canceled just hours before it was due to begin at Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, NY due to a freak water turbidity situation. Read our requiem for the Curveball that almost was here.You can also brush up on your Phish fest history here.
Music fans may know the 105-acre Woodlands of Dover Motor Speedway grounds as the longtime site of Firefly, the pop festival that has drawn an average of 50,000 fans per year over the course of its ten-year run. The event took 2023 off, though organizers stated that they intend to bring Firefly back in 2024.
Phish recently completed its 2023 summer tour with a four-night stand at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. Up next for Trey Anastasio, Jon Fishman, Page McConnell, and Mike Gordon is a brief run of October 2023 dates featuring multi-night stops in Nashville, TN (10/6, 10/7, 10/8), Dayton, OH (10/10, 10/11), and Chicago, IL (10/13, 10/14, 10/15). For a complete list of confirmed Phish tour dates, head here.
Mark your calendars, kids! Phish festival, summer of 2024! See you in Delaware.
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