Phish fans will once again flock to the greatest city in the world for a three night consecutive run on New York City’s Randall’s Island. The recreational oasis set in the middle of the concrete jungle will host the jam band carnival on July 11 – 13, with three-day and single day tickets still available here.
Randall’s has hosted major events before such as Lollapalooza, Vans Warped Tour and the Electric Zoo, but local residents are in for a treat as thousands of dedicated followers are currently en route to share in the groove. Those heading to the event should be aware that gates will open each day at 4pm and a show time of 7 pm with a strict curfew of 11pm. Since Randall’s is located in the East River, between East Harlem, the South Bronx and Astoria, Queens, one of the easiest ways to get to the venue is by Ferry. Passes are available in short supply with carpooling being strongly encouraged and only available with a parking on-site pass.
There are great rewards to those who arrive early for the first ever run of Phish shows at Randall’s. The forecast is set to be partly cloudy in the 80s all weekend making for a great excuse to check out The Freezer. The official Phish Archive merch store will feature original shirts, hard goods, and many more rare items such as classic Jim Pollock posters. Besides the hot merchandise, things will heat up with The Freezer hosting the JEMP Records Store and their exclusive release of the band’s third full-length studio album, A Picture Of Nectar on vinyl. The WaterWheel Foundation will have their own tent with a collection of autographed limited edition posters for phans to admire plus the Hippieshop.com will give fans a chance to win a “Fuego” themed bicycle.
Despite the early curfew, folks will still have the city that never sleeps to play in. The Dead Sessions featuring Todd Stoops (Kung Fu), Adam Terrell (Assembly of Dust), Seth Yacovone, Kevin Shapiro, Pat May and Trevor Ainswoth will perform at The Cutting Room on Friday the 11th with proceeds to benefit The WaterWheel Foundation whereas Wobble Sauce and Space Bacon will perform at Fontana’s. Digital Dharma will host a Phish-Viewing Party as well as After-Party at Spin New York with Sprocket on Saturday the 12th. Night Moves, featuring Steve Molitz (Particle), Clay Parnell (Brothers Past/Particle), Tom Hamilton(Brothers Past) and Mike Greenfield(Lotus) will play at the Highline Ballroom on Sunday the 13th.