Canceled: Phish festival at the Glen
Update 8-17-18 SCHUYLER COUNTY--Due to the severe flooding that occurred in Schuyler County over the past week, the prospect of additional inclement weather, and a mandatory boil water order for the Village of Watkins Glen issued Thursday, Aug. 16, Schuyler County and the New York State Department of Health were unable to issue the required permits for the weekend's Curveball Festival. This has canceled the Phish Curveball Festival.
Phish and Curveball Festival organizers will be notifying ticket-holders about how to obtain a refund.
WATKINS GLEN--Eclectic jam-band Phish will perform a three day festival---"Curveball"--at Watkins Glen International, Aug. 17 - 19.
"We are thrilled to welcome Phish back to The Glen for another festival," WGI President Michael Printup said. "Our facility has become a popular destination for Phish fans from around the world in the last decade, and we can't wait to be part of another great event this August."
The band's 11th festival and third to be hosted at The Glen, Curveball has sold out its attendance and camping passes for the weekend. Many festival attendants will be staying on site at the campground sites; however, many lodging locations in the area are completely booked for the weekend.
Based on the previous two festival turnouts, local authorities are expecting some 35,000 people to attend this weekend. Phish concert management advertises their own 24-hour medical, police and security services. Local authorities will also assist with festival security.
Just because tickets have sold out doesn't mean all chances to get into the festival are dashed; the festival crew is still searching for volunteers and workers to help set up, manage and finally clean up the event.
As of the end of July, only tollbooth jobs (taking tickets at festival grounds from concert fans) are available, and, according to the website, aren't likely to be available much longer.
"Confirm your position with Curveball's FanStaff Program and work tollbooth shifts, getting all of your hours complete before Phish takes the stage... In other words, by working the tollbooths you are guaranteed not to miss any music!" urges the website.
They also have the chance to apply to make hourly wages, working with the Work Exchange Team (WET). Employees make an average of $124.80, according to the Work Exchange Team webpage, and receive a discounted ticket price.