Phish has joined the growing wave of artists and venues that will require attendees to present either proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID test for entry. The new guidelines will take effect when Phish plays The Gorge in George, WA August 27th–29th.
“Starting with Phish’s shows at The Gorge, all ticket holders to Phish’s summer and fall tour dates must provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or proof of a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 48 hours prior to when doors open for each show,” the band wrote online. “Ticket holders using a negative test for entry will not need to get subsequent tests if they are attending multiple shows at the same venue.”
In the band’s statement, Phish noted that specific safety guidelines in Stateline, NV; Eugene, OR; and Las Vegas, NV will be announced shortly. Ticketholders should check their emails as well as venue websites for updated information from the band regarding the new safety measures. Children under 12—who are unable to receive any COVID-19 vaccine—may attend a Phish concert if they provide proof of a negative COVID test taken within the past 48 hours.
The band announced the new protocols on Thursday morning following a two-night run at Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey, PA on Tuesday and Wednesday. Phish is set to travel to Atlantic City, NJ this weekend for three concerts on the beach Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Though these next three shows will not fall under the parameters of the new safety guidelines, the band has previously—and continues to—encourage fans to get vaccinated and wear masks at the shows whenever they are unable to socially distance themselves from one another.
See the band’s full statement below.
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