PHISH will end their 2004 Summer Tour with a two-day festival, COVENTRY. The event will take place August 14th and 15th on the grounds of the Newport State Airport and adjacent fields in the rural town of Coventry, Vermont. COVENTRY is the band’s first-ever home state festival, and first public outdoor Vermont appearance since 1995.
Located amidst the rolling hills and lush green valleys of Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, COVENTRY will be Phish’s seventh “city-size” festival, with an expected turnout that will qualify it as Vermont’s most populated city for the weekend of August 14th and 15th. As with all prior Phish festivals, COVENTRY will see the band performing three live sets each day, with on-site camping as well as numerous attractions and art installations created by teams of talented artists and performers.
Tickets for COVENTRY will go on sale on Thursday, May 20th, at 10AM for $149.50 (plus applicable service fees) via the Phish Tickets website, located at http://phishtickets.rlc.net . Starting Friday, May 21st at 9AM, tickets will also be available via Ticketmaster by phone or online at http://ticketmaster.com . Tickets may also be charged by phone at the following Northeast Ticketmaster numbers: 802-862-5300; 603-868-7300; 207-775-3331; 617-931-2000; 413-733-2500; 212-307-7171; 518-476-1000; 401-331-2211; 757-671-8100.
Gates for the event will open at NOON on Thursday, August 12. Ticket prices include up to four nights of parking and onsite camping. There is a limit of 6 tickets per person. Capacity is limited, so advance ticket purchase and carpooling is strongly encouraged.
In other tour news, tickets for Phish’s August concert dates will go on sale this weekend. Specific ticketing and event information for all shows – including COVENTRY – can be found on the tourdates page at http://www.phish.com/tourdates/ . Tickets for the June leg of Phish’s Summer 2004 tour are currently on sale.
As for me. I’m not sure yet. I’m gonna stay on the fence regarding whether or not I might go. It’s closer than last year. I’ll probably end up going, but I probably won’t decide until July. Either way, very cool.