(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Phish's much-anticipated two-day summer festival, dubbed "Coventry," will take place August 14-15 on the grounds of the Newport State Airport and adjacent fields in the rural town of Coventry, VT. "Coventry," the band's first-ever home state festival, and first public outdoor Vermont appearance since 1995, will wrap up Phish's Summer 2004 tour, slated to kick off June 17 at Brooklyn, NY's KeySpan Park. "Umdermind," the band's new studio album on Elektra/Atlantic Records, lands in stores on June 15.
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 14-15. 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.
Previous Phish events have been held at the former Loring Air Force Base in Limestone, ME; the former Plattsburgh Air Force Base and the Oswego County Airport in New York. In 1999, Phish performed before 80,000 fans at the Florida Everglades' Big Cypress Seminole Reservation in what is generally acknowledged as the largest paid audience in North America to celebrate the millennium.
Tickets for "Coventry" are $149.50 (plus applicable service fees). Gates for the event will open at Noon on August 12. Ticket prices include up to four nights of parking and onsite camping. There is a limit of six tickets per person.
Phish 2004 summer itinerary:
June17-18 Brooklyn, NY KeySpan Park
June 19-20 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
June 23-24 Noblesville, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center
June 25-26 East Troy, WI Alpine Valley Music Theatre
August 10-11 Mansfield, MA Tweeter Center
August 12 Camden, NJ Tweeter Center at the Waterfront
August 14-15 Coventry, VT Coventry (Newport State Airport)
–Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen