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ANNOUNCING CURVEBALL

Curveball, Phish’s eleventh festival and the first to be named Curveball, will take place August 17-19, 2018 at Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, NY. Located amidst the rolling hills of central New York’s Finger Lakes region, the site offers an abundance of campsites and is just a short drive from numerous northeastern cities. 

Tickets for Curveball are on sale now at curveball.frontgatetickets.com.

We’ve posted the first wave of information about the festival and will continue to update with travel info, FAQs, guidelines, event info, Russian propaganda, and much much more, so keep checking back.

Tue, May 22, 2018

Tickets for Curveball are on sale now at curveball.frontgatetickets.com.

Tickets allow individuals to access the camping areas, however every vehicle entering the festival site camping areas will require a separate camping vehicle pass. These passes are sold on a per vehicle basis, so you can save money and reduce your environmental impact by carpooling.

Tue, May 22, 2018

Curveball, Phish’s eleventh festival and the first to be named Curveball, will take place August 17-19, 2018 at Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, NY. Located amidst the rolling hills of central New York’s Finger Lakes region, the site offers an abundance of campsites and is just a short drive from numerous northeastern cities.

Tickets for Curveball are on sale now at curveball.frontgatetickets.com.

Tickets allow individuals to access the camping areas, however every vehicle entering the festival site camping areas will require a separate camping vehicle pass. These passes are sold on a per vehicle basis, so you can save money and reduce your environmental impact by carpooling. Day Parking (see our FAQ) is free. All Glen Close camping and on-site accommodation packages include a vehicle pass. Details about Weekend passes, camping, on-site accommodations, and travel packages are available on this site.

We’ve posted the first wave of information about the festival and will continue to update with travel info, FAQs, guidelines, event info, Russian propaganda, and much much more, so keep checking back.

Tue, May 22, 2018

The Curveball Vendor Application is now available:

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TICKETS

GENERAL TICKETING INFO

Tickets for Curveball are on sale now at https://curveball.frontgatetickets.com. All ages are welcome. Children 6 and older must have a weekend pass. Children ages 5 and under are free, as are adults ages 5 and under. All campers must be 18 years of age or older or accompanied by a parent or guardian.

This is a rain or shine event. No refunds or exchanges. In the event of neither rain nor shine, Australian rules apply. See below for complete details.

GENERAL ADMISSION WEEKEND PASS

This gives you access to all three days of Curveball and GA campgrounds. If you are bringing a vehicle you must also purchase a vehicle camping pass (1 per car or RV). If you are bringing Terry, you must also purchase snacks or he’ll never shut up about it.

$250 + FEES
CAR CAMPING (PER CAR)
$60.00 + FEES (THURSDAY ARRIVAL) / $80.00 + FEES (WEDNESDAY ARRIVAL) 
RV CAMPING  (PER RV)
$200.00 (THURSDAY ARRIVAL) / $220.00 (WEDNESDAY ARRIVAL)

– SOLD OUT
SEE “CAMPING” SECTION FOR ALL VEHICLE PASS OPTIONS

GLEN CLOSE WEEKEND PASS

This gives you access to all three days of Curveball, the GA campgrounds and Glen Close campgrounds (for  info about exactly what Glen Close includes, click the “view all camping options” button in the camping section). Glen Close weekend passes are only available by purchasing a Glen Close camping package. Each Glen Close camping package includes one Glen Close vehicle camping pass (choose car or RV) and two Glen Close weekend passes with the option to purchase an additional Glen Close weekend pass during the purchase process (while supplies last). 

$910.00 + FEES (car camping package) / $1,050.00 + FEES (RV camping package)
– SOLD OUT
You may add additional Glen Close Weekend Passes for $425.00 + FEES Per Person
– SOLD OUT
SEE “CAMPING” SECTION FOR COMPLETE GLEN CLOSE DETAILS

KEEP IT ROLLING PLAN

LAYAWAY DETAILS

Secure your Curveball passes and packages now and split your payment into two installments. When you are completing your order you can opt into the layaway plan for an additional fee of $10 per order.

Your first payment of 50% + fees and shipping secures your order. The remaining 50% will automatically be charged on Wednesday, May 16th to the card used to purchase. Using the Keep it Rolling layaway plan means you agree to the terms & conditions including a default policy. 

WHEN TO EXPECT YOUR CURVEBALL ORDER

All wristbands and vehicle passes for Curveball will begin shipping in late June/early July. By using RFID wristbands we hope to reduce traffic wait times by speeding up the check in process at the campground gates.

QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR CURVEBALL ORDER?

Visit support.frontgatetickets.com for all ticketing issues or call 888.512.SHOW (Mon-Sat, 10am to 10pm ET and Sun 10am to 7pm ET )

CAMPING

CAMPING PASSES / RENTALS / TRAVEL PACKAGES

Bringing a vehicle to camp on site? Every vehicle (car, truck, SUV, van, RV, etc.) entering Curveball will require a separate camping vehicle pass. These passes are sold on a per vehicle basis, so you can save money and reduce your environmental impact by carpooling. All camping vehicle passes may be added to your weekend pass purchase and are available in limited quantities so we strongly suggest purchasing in advance if you plan on parking a vehicle in the campgrounds. Like, strongly. All Glen Close camping and on-site accommodation packages include a vehicle pass. No box trucks will be allowed in the campgrounds. Boxtrolls are fine. 

The GA campgrounds will open Thursday, August 16th at Noon. Want to come a day early? Grab an early Wednesday arrival vehicle pass when passes go on sale Friday, March 2nd at Noon Eastern. Early Wednesday arrival vehicle passes are very limited and do not guarantee you will camp in a specific campground. Glen Close campgrounds and all other on-site accommodation campgrounds (i.e. RV and tent rental programs) will open Wednesday August 15th at Noon.

All campers must be 18 years of age or older or accompanied by a parent or guardian. 

Complete details on all car/RV camping passes, Glen Close, rentals (including tent and RV), and traveling packages below.

CAR CAMPING PASS

This gives you a spot in the GA campgrounds to park and camp next to your vehicle.  Everyone camping in this spot must have a GA or Glen Close pass. Valid for one “standard vehicle” (ex: car, truck, SUV, mini-van). If you are bringing an RV or oversized vehicle (larger than 15 passenger van, no box trucks) then the vehicle will require a GA RV camping vehicle pass. Available at checkout when you purchase your GA weekend pass. No box trucks will be allowed in the campgrounds.

$60.00 + FEES (THURSDAY ARRIVAL) / $80.00 + FEES (WEDNESDAY ARRIVAL) 

RV CAMPING PASS

This gives you a spot to park your RV and set up camp. Tents, slides and awnings must all fit within the space. Everyone camping in this spot must have a GA or Glen Close pass. Available at checkout when you purchase your GA weekend pass. No box trucks will be allowed in the campgrounds. I don’t know how many times I have to say it.

$200.00 (THURSDAY ARRIVAL) / $220.00 (WEDNESDAY ARRIVAL)

Optional Add-On: GA RV Companion Vehicle Pass

One (1) pass for a standard vehicle to park in the GA RV Campground, accompanying your existing RV pass or RV rental

*Does not include tickets. You must have a GA or Glen Close pass to access this campground and the festival. Available at checkout when you purchase your GA weekend pass and RV camping vehicle pass.
$15.00

GREAT TENT RENTAL

Each Package Includes:

  • One (1) Weatherproof Bell Tent
  • Two (2) cots ready for your arrival
  • Two (2) Pillows plus blanket and bed linens
  • One (1) GA Tent rental vehicle pass good for Wednesday arrival
  • 24 Hour Hospitality Table
*Does not include tickets. Guests staying in this tent rental must have weekend passes to Curveball.
$929.00

GA RV RENTAL

Each package Includes:

  • Sleeping accommodations for up to 4 people (layouts may vary by unit)
  • Bedding (sheets, blankets and pillows)
  • Seating and hang areas
  • Power hook ups
  • Air-conditioning
  • Kitchen with sink, microwave oven and refrigerator
  • Bathroom with shower
  • One (1) fresh water refill
  • One (1) waste pumping
  • One (1) GA RV rental vehicle pass good for Wednesday arrival
  • One (1) set of parentheses
*Does not include tickets. Everyone staying in the RV rental must have weekend passes to Curveball.
$4,925.00 – SOLD OUT

GLEN CLOSE CAR CAMPING PACKAGE

This package gives you a spot in the Glen Close campgrounds to park and camp next to your vehicle.  Everyone camping in this spot must have a Glen Close pass. Valid for one “standard vehicle” (ex: car, truck, SUV, mini-van). If you are bringing an RV or oversized vehicle (larger than 15 passenger van) then you will need a Glen Close RV camping package.

Each package includes:

  • Two (2) Glen Close weekend passes (option to purchase 1 additional Glen Close weekend pass for $425.00 + fees)
  • One (1) Glen Close car camping vehicle pass good for Wednesday arrival
  • Secure and private camping in close proximity to the concert field
  • Two (2) Curveball merchandise packages, included with Glen Close passes
  • Access to air-conditioned bathrooms with flushable toilets and showers in the campground
  • Express entrance to the concert field
  • Dedicated hospitality host (probably Angela, but might be Dave)
$910.00 + FEES – SOLD OUT

GLEN CLOSE RV CAMPING (BRING YOUR OWN RV)

This package gives you a spot in a campground dedicated to Glen Close guests driving in their own RVs.  Tents, slides and awnings must all fit within the space. Everyone camping in this spot must have a Glen Close pass.

There will be more than one Glen Close area at Curveball. Guests driving in their own RVs with Glen Close access will be parked on asphalt, in close proximity to the venue entrance. Glen Close guests who bring and park their own RVs in this area will also have access to all other Glen Close campgrounds so you can visit your friends who are camping in Glen Close with their own tents or rented RVs and tents. Please note that if you wish to bring your own RV and park on grass, a GA RV camping spot would provide a grass surface on which to park.

Each package includes:

  • (2) Glen Close weekend passes (option to purchase up to 4 additional Glen Close weekend passes for $425.00 + fees each)
  • (1) Glen Close RV camping vehicle pass for your RV good for Wednesday arrival
  • Secure and private camping in close proximity to the concert field
  • (2) Curveball merchandise packages, included with Glen Close passes
  • Access to air-conditioned bathrooms with flushable toilets & showers in the campground
  • Express entrance to the concert field
  • Dedicated hospitality host (Dave)
$1,050.00 + FEES – SOLD OUT

Optional Add-On: Glen Close RV Companion vehicle pass – SOLD OUT

  •       One (1) pass for a standard vehicle to park in the Glen Close RV campground, accompanying your existing RV pass or RV rental
*Does not include tickets. You must have a Glen Close pass to access this campground and the festival. Available at checkout when you purchase your Glen Close RV camping package.
$15.00

GLEN CLOSE RV RENTAL (RV PROVIDED)

Each Package Includes:

  •       Two (2) Glen Close weekend passes to Curveball (option to purchase 2 additional Glen Close weekend passes for $425.00 + fees each)
  •       One (1) Glen Close RV rental vehicle pass good for Wednesday arrival
  •       Sleeping accommodations for up to 4 people (layouts may vary by unit)
  •       Bedding (sheets, blankets and pillows)
  •       Seating and hang areas
  •       Power hook-ups
  •       Regular hook-ups
  •       Air-conditioning
  •       Kitchen with sink, microwave oven and refrigerator
  •       Bathroom with shower
  •       One (1) fresh water refill
  •       One (1) waste pumping
  •       Secure and private camping in close proximity to the concert field
  •       Two (2) Curveball merchandise packages, included with Glen Close passes
  •       Access to air-conditioned bathrooms with flushable toilets & showers in the campground
  •       Express entrance to the concert field
  •       Dedicated Hospitality Host (Garance)
$5,845.00 – SOLD OUT

GLEN CLOSE BED TENT RENTAL

Each Package Includes:

  •       Two (2) Glen Close weekend passes to Curveball
  •       Two (2) Curveball merchandise packages, included with Glen Close passes
  •       One private European-style tent (fancy!)
  •       One (1) Queen or Two (2) Twin Memory Foam Mattress Beds
  •       Two (2) Pillows plus duvets and bed linens
  •       Two (2) Bedside Tables
  •       One (1) Table
  •       Two (2) Chairs
  •       Two (2) Bath towels
  •       Two (3) four
  •       One (1) Glen Close tent rental vehicle pass good for Wednesday arrival
  •       24 Hour Hospitality Table
  •       Secure and private camping in close proximity to the concert field
  •       Access to air-conditioned bathrooms with flushable toilets & showers in the campground
  •       Express entrance to the concert field
  •       Dedicated Hospitality Host (Winston)
$2,345.00 – SOLD OUT

HOTEL TRAVEL PACKAGES

If camping’s not your thing, consider a travel package, which includes your tickets to Curveball, a three night stay at an area hotel, shuttle transportation to and from the show each day, and knowledgeable on-site event staff at the hotel and venue. For more info

Travel packages include:

  • Three (3) nights at the hotel of your choice from a selection of area hotels*
  • Two (2) General Admission tickets to Curveball
  • A merch pack with Two (2) Curveball t-shirts & other items 
  • Daily round-trip transportation between the hotel and Curveball
*Travel package host hotels in the area include the Ramada Painted Post Corning, Staybridge Suites Corning, Holiday Inn Elmira Riverview, Fairfield Inn Corning Riverside, Courtyard Elmira Horseheads, and Fairfield Inn & Suites Elmira Corning, Hampton Inn Corning/Painted Post & Candlewood Suites Horseheads-Elmira

ACCESSIBLE CAMPING

Curveball is accessible to all guests with disabilities, even Gary. During our festival the site fields will feature wheelchair accessible ramps, disabled parking spaces, accessible public restrooms, water fountains and concession stands. Curveball will have accessible camping conveniently located near the concert field. In addition, we’ll have viewing a platform in the concert field for those in need. Click here to view the Curveball ADA/Access Guide.

VIEW CAMPING OPTIONS
TRAVEL

DIRECTIONS

Directions to the main festival parking site are below. Day Parking is free. To help preserve the environment, we strongly encourage carpooling! Also, remaining in the Paris Accord.

Watkins Glen International is located approximately 3 miles outside of the Village of Watkins Glen. From Franklin Street in the Village, go South on Rte. 414 to the traffic light (3/4 mile) at the top of the hill and turn right. Go approximately 2.25 miles to the track (on the left). Then stop and take a breath. You made it. Everything’s gonna be all right.

WATKINS GLEN INTERNATIONAL
2790 County Route 16
Watkins Glen, NY 14891

– From Buffalo, Toronto, and points West: I-90 East to Rte. 14 South (Geneva Exit 42) take 14 South to Watkins Glen along the west side of beautiful Seneca Lake. 40 minutes from Exit 42; or, I-90 East to 390 South to Rte. 17(I-86) East to Exit 42 (Cooper Plains). Follow Meads Creek Rd./County Rte. 16 Northeast to WGI.

– From Cleveland, Jamestown, Olean, Erie, Bradford, and points West: Rte. 17(I-86) East to Rte. 414 North in Corning (Exit 46 turn left at end of exit ramp). 25 minutes from Corning.

– From Williamsport, Harrisburg, and points South: Rte. 15. North to Rte. 17(I-86) East to Rte. 414 North (Exit 46 turn left at end of exit ramp). 25 minutes from Corning.

– From Albany, Springfield MA, Oneonta: Rte. 88 West to Rte. 17(I-86) West to Rte. 14 North in Horseheads. 25 minutes from Horseheads.

– From Utica and points East (scenic route): I-90 West to Rte. 81 South to Rte. 79 West (in Ithaca) to Rte. 414 South. 30 minutes from Ithaca.

– From Binghamton, Scranton, New York City, and points South East: Rte. 17(I-86) West to Rte. 14 North in Horseheads. 25 Minutes from Horseheads.

– From Wakanda: Follow the River of Grace and Wisdom past the Woods of Solitude until you reach Panther Island in Birnin Zana. If you reach the Wall of Knowledge, then you’ve gone too far.

– From Syracuse, Auburn, Oswego: I-90 West to Rte. 14 South (Geneva exit 42). 40 minutes from Exit 42.

LOCAL INFORMATION

HOSPITALS

Schuyler General Hospital
1 1st St #1
Watkins Glen, NY
(607) 535-7923
www.schuylerhospital.org

Schuyler Hospital
220 Steuben St
Montour, NY
(607) 535-7121
www.schuylerhospital.org

GAS STATIONS

Sunoco A Plus Mini Market
814 North Franklin St
Watkins Glen, NY 14891

Lakes Gas NY
101 South Franklin St
Watkins Glen, NY 14891

GENERAL TOWN INFO

Watkins Glen Chamber of Commerce
Corning Chamber of Commerce
Chemung Chamber of Commerce
Finger Lakes Visitors Association
NYS Travel & Vacation Association
Guide To Spit-Takes

VIEW LOCAL INFO
GUIDELINES

General Info & Guidelines

WHAT WE’LL PROVIDE

Shade Tents and Mist Tents
Pluperfect Tents
Hand sinks
Foot sinks
Foot stinks
Portable toilets
Trash, compost and recycling stations
Information/Lost & Found
On-site 24-hour medical, police and security services
ATMs and 24-hour General Store
24-hour Specific Store
Cell-phone charging station
Wide variety of food for purchase, including Deez®-brand nuts
Potable water, free and for purchase
Ice, for purchase at the general store and throughout the campground

WHAT TO BRING

Warm clothes for cool nights including a sweater or coat
Rain gear, just in case
A better attitude, Harriet
A tent / sleeping bag
Bug spray
Sunscreen / sunglasses / hat for shade
Plastic trash bags
Extra toilet paper for your extra butt
A lantern or flashlight with extra batteries
A flag or balloon or ornately carved marionette to identify your campsite
A small luggage lock for your tent (please don’t bring valuables. If you must, keep them locked in your vehicle out of view)
A plastic container or two for water (but not three —never three)
Ear plugs, in case Harriet doesn’t get a better attitude

YASSSS!!

Backpacks
Hats (you may also call them lids)
Sunblock
Lighters
Cell phones
Sunglasses
Cigarettes
Small beach towel
Fanny packs
Disposable cameras
Digital & Film cameras (non-pro)

NOOOO!!

NO Illegal drugs / drug paraphernalia
NO Weapons of any kind
NO Chains
NO Beer kegs / hard liquor
NO Fireworks
NEIN Feuerwerk
NO Glass containers (including in your RVs)
NO
NO Woman NO Cry
NO Unlicensed vending of any kind
NO Quarter
Caroline, No

NO Open fires, Ground fires, Charcoal fires

NO Cameras larger than a point-and-shoot camera nor ANY video recording equipment will be allowed onto the concert field. Unauthorized film or video will be confiscated.

NO Laser pens or similar focused light devices.

NO Laser Tag

NO Rollerball

NO Motorized vehicles (golf carts, ATVs, etc.) and no bikes of any kind are allowed. For safety reasons, any form of transportation that would carry you faster than a walking pace will not be allowed (including bicycles, skateboards, etc). This applies to all areas – camping, parking and the concert venue.

NO Pets. If a pet (other than a service pet) is found in your vehicle, you will be turned away – regardless of how long you have waited in line or whether you have your ticket. We have learned from experience that pets, especially dogs, have been trapped in overheated vehicles, bitten people, roamed in packs and been lost, much to the anguish of their owners. These events are not designed for pets, and most pets do not like anything after “Hoist” anyway. Please do your pet a favor, as well as your camping neighbors, by not bringing it to the festival.

NO Tall lawn chairs into the concert grounds (a tall chair is defined as one large enough that a basketball can roll under it — members of the Cleveland Cavaliers will be on hand to verify). You can bring chairs to your campsite.

NO beach umbrellas or any other items that might impair the sight of other fans (no chairs in the concert area!)

VOLUNTEER WITH CLEAN VIBES

Clean Vibes will be back on site at Curveball to help minimize the festival waste footprint by diverting all recyclables and compostables from the landfill. Every vehicle entering the festival will receive a trash bag and a recycling bag.

The team is currently putting together a team of dedicated volunteers to help with the waste diversion efforts at Curveball (in exchange for admittance to the festival). For more information on volunteering with Clean Vibes, click here.

WORK EXCHANGE TEAM: FANSTAFF PROGRAM

Work for Curveball in a variety of departments and gain access to a discounted attendee ticket. All FanStaff will be paid wages for hours worked. There are limited positions available, and FanStaff tickets are expected to sell out. For more details, click here.

SOME MORE GUIDELINES
FAQS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHEN DO THE CAMPGROUNDS OPEN?

The GA campgrounds will open Thursday, August 16th at Noon. Want to come a day early? Grab an early Wednesday arrival vehicle pass when passes go on sale Friday, March 2nd at Noon Eastern. Early Wednesday arrival vehicle passes are very limited and do not guarantee you will camp in a specific campground. Festival grounds will not yet be open. Glen Close campgrounds will open Wednesday August 15th at Noon. Want to come a year early? Stop by our Time Travel Kiosk!

CAN MY FRIENDS AND I BRING INSTRUMENTS AND AMPLIFIERS AND PLAY IN THE CAMPGROUND?

Only acoustic instruments will be allowed in camping (no instruments in the concert area). If we allowed everyone who asks to bring amplifiers it would be a free-for-all out there, and not fair to fellow campers who don’t want to hear your reggae cover of “Everlong.”

CAN I CAMP IN MY CAR?

You may camp in your car in the car camping campgrounds only. Every vehicle entering the festival site will require a separate camping vehicle pass. These passes are sold on a per vehicle basis, so you can save money and reduce your environmental impact by carpooling. You may add a GA car camping vehicle pass to your GA weekend pass ticket order. Camping space is limited so we suggest grabbing one early. All Glen Close car camping packages include a vehicle pass.

CAN I BRING 1 CAR AND BUY 2 CAR CAMPING PASSES TO HAVE A BIGGER CAMPSITE?

No.

CAN I BRING COLLEEN CAMP IN MY CAR?

That’s up to her.

CAN I BRING AN RV?

You may camp in your RV in the RV camping campgrounds only.  If you are bringing an RV or oversized vehicle (larger than 15 passenger van, no box trucks) then the vehicle will require a GA RV camping vehicle pass. Available prior to checkout when you purchase your GA weekend pass. There are no power or water hook-ups for General Admission RV Camping. RV spaces are limited so we suggest grabbing one early. All Glen Close RV camping packages include a Glen Close RV camping vehicle pass.

CAN MY FRIENDS PARK THEIR CAR NEXT TO MY RV IN THE RV CAMPGROUND?

Yes as long as they 1) arrive along with the RV at the same time and 2) purchase a $15 RV companion vehicle pass available prior to check out when purchasing an RV camping vehicle pass or a la carte. 

I ALREADY BOUGHT BY GA WEEKEND PASSES BUT NOW I NEED TO BUY A CAR CAMPING PASS. HOW CAN I GET ONE?

While supplies last, grab a Car Camping Vehicle Pass (Wednesday or Thursday arrival), RV Camping Vehicle Pass (Wednesday or Thursday arrival), RV Companion Vehicle Pass (Wednesday or Thursday arrival).

MAY I MAKE A CAMPFIRE OR USE A STOVE TO COOK?

Feel free to bring your own food and beverages into the camping area. However, campfires, fire pits, fire cages, or any open flames are not allowed anywhere on site. Small portable propane camp stoves will be allowed. No charcoal grills, please.

CAN I CALL IT “CURFBALL”?

Knock yourself out.

CAN WE PARK WHEREVER WE WANT AND MOVE OUR CARS ONCE WE ARE IN?

No! The parking staff will direct you to your camping area when you arrive. Groups who wish to camp in the same vicinity should plan to meet far from the festival grounds to line up their vehicles and stay together prior to entering the gates. It will not be possible to hold spaces for other vehicles arriving later.

Once you are parked in a camping area you may not move your vehicle for the duration of the festival. This is for your safety and the safety of your neighbors. If you plan to drive in and out of the event grounds over the weekend, you should park in the “Day Parking” area. Ask the parking staff to direct you there upon entering the festival grounds. DAY PARKING IS FREE. If a car is parked and left unattended on any public road it WILL BE TOWED at the owner’s expense.

Given the configuration and the limitations of this site we need everyone to cooperate with the staff and park where directed and remain there. Please understand that when anyone disregards the parking and camping instructions it can create a domino effect that will ultimately impact everyone’s comfort and safety. And no one wants a domino effect.

It is ESSENTIAL that all vehicle lanes be kept clear and open at all times. Please help us by reminding your neighbors that this is for your safety as well as theirs.

CAN I USE A TARP TO CLAIM MY CAMPING SPOT A WEEK BEFORE ANYONE ARRIVES?

No.

CAN I BRING A TARP INSIDE OF THE CONCERT GROUNDS?

No tarps will be allowed into the concert field.

CAN I RIDE MY BICYCLE TO THE FESTIVAL AND RIDE IT INSIDE THE FESTIVAL GROUNDS?

You can ride your bike to the festival, but not in the event area. No bikes will be allowed in camping or concert area. For safety reasons, any form of transportation that would carry you faster than a walking pace will not be allowed (this includes bikes and skateboards).

I’M A PRETTY SOLID UNICYCLIST SO —

Next question.

WHAT IS THE AGE LIMIT FOR CAMPING?

All campers must be 18 or older unless accompanied by an adult or legal guardian.

WHERE DO PEOPLE THAT ARE STAYING WITH ME IN MY RV BUT DRIVING UP SEPARATELY PARK FOR THE WEEKEND?

They will be directed into one of the car camping campgrounds when they arrive. Their vehicle will need a car camping vehicle pass.

CAN WE BRING ALCOHOL?

A reasonable amount of beer (limited to one case of beer per person per car – no full size kegs, no glass, no liquor), for personal consumption only (no vending), by folks who are of legal age (21) – will be permitted into the camping areas (not concert area). A mini-keg is permissible, as long as it is plastic. A mini-keg will equal one case of beer. If, however, in the security’s judgment it appears that the amount of alcohol is excessive for the number of persons in the vehicle, or if anyone in the vehicle is under 21 years of age, or if Tim is there, the organizers reserve the right to deny entry of the vehicle and/or confiscate the alcohol. Full sized metal Kegs may not be brought onto the property, even if they are wearing full metal jackets. Please keep these things in mind and be sensible about how much you plan to bring in. Beer will be available for purchase on the concert field.

I LOVE TO COOK AND I ALWAYS TRAVEL WITH MY OWN KNIVES. IS IT OK FOR ME TO BRING THEM IN MY RV? (FOR COOKING ONLY)

Unfortunately, no. We cannot allow knives on site so please leave them at home or they will be confiscated at the gate.

WILL THERE BE FREE BATHROOMS/SHOWERS?

Yes, there will be free portable bathrooms and free showers available. There will be separate M/F shower trailers, plus accessible facilities for both as well.

ARE THERE SHOWERS IN GENERAL ADMISSION CAMPING? WHAT HOURS CAN YOU USE THE SHOWERS?

Yes there are free showers that will be accessible for 18 hours of the day.

CAN I BRING FOOD/BEVERAGES AND CHAIRS/COOLER INTO THE CAMP AREAS?

Yes, but no glass containers. And not into the concert area.

I LOCKED MY KEYS IN MY CAR LIKE A JERK. I’M ALWAYS DOING STUFF LIKE THIS, AND THAT’S PROBABLY WHY KAREN LEFT. WILL THERE BE A TOW TRUCK ON SITE?

Yes, there will be a tow truck on site.

WHERE IS THE NEAREST GAS STATION?

Sunoco A Plus Mini Market on North Franklin St. and Lakes Gas NY on South Franklin St.

WHERE IS THE NEAREST INTERNATIONAL CRYPTOZOOLOGY MUSEUM?

Thompsons Point in Portland, Maine.

WILL THERE BE A PLACE FOR ME TO BUY COFFEE OR GET HOT WATER?

Yes, there will be a coffee vendor in the food area.

CAN I SET UP A SMOOTHIE KIOSK OR SELL T-SHIRTS THAT SAY “MORE COWBELL” WHICH IS A REFERENCE TO A TELEVISION SKETCH?

No unlicensed vending will be allowed at the festival. If you’re interested in food or craft Vending, please send an email to curveballcraft@phish.com

WILL THERE BE A FARMERS MARKET?

Yes, there are plans for a Farmers Market on site.

WILL THERE BE ELECTRICAL OUTLETS TO CHARGE MY CELL PHONE?

Yes, there will be cell phone charging stations. The shower trailers will also have electrical outlets.

WHERE IS THE CLOSEST ATM?

ATMs will be located in the venue and 24 Hour area. We will note their locations on festival map.

ARE GENERATORS ALLOWED?

Only to power your RV or Campsite. No other generators are allowed. Generators should not exceed 4kw for noise and pollution purposes. Two 5 gallon gas cans or 10 total gallons per generator per will be allowed. Any amount greater will be confiscated.

IF I HAVE GLEN CLOSE CAMPING CAN I STILL GO INTO THE GENERAL ADMISSION CAMPING TO VISIT MY FRIENDS?

Yes, but not vice versa. Anyone entering Glen Close camping must have a Glen Close camping wristband.

WILL WAGONS BE ALLOWED IN THE CONCERT VENUE AREA?

No. Nuh-uh.

IF I AM NOT CAMPING, WHERE DO I PARK?

If you are not camping, you will need to park in Day Parking or be dropped-off at the designated drop-off area.

WHAT TIME DO I HAVE TO LEAVE THE DAY PARKING LOT?

You will be able to stay in Day Parking for a few hours after the last set is played on any given night. Day parking is free.

IF I PARK MY CAR IN DAY PARKING AM I REQUIRED TO LEAVE AT THE END OF EACH DAY OR CAN I LEAVE MY CAR IN THAT LOT FOR THE WEEKEND?

Day Parking is exclusively for those who need or want to leave at the end of each day. If you plan on leaving your car overnight you may not park in Day Parking.

CAN I TAKE SOMEONE ELSE’S CAR?

No. Technically that’s stealing.

WILL I BE ABLE TO BE DROPPED OFF EACH DAY AND PICKED UP EACH NIGHT?

Yes. There will be drop stops.

A FRIEND IS GOING TO DROP ME OFF, NOT MY MOM, IF THAT’S WHAT YOU WERE THINKING.

No judgments.

WHAT SORTS OF CAMERAS ARE ALLOWED ON SITE?

Video cameras and cameras with SLR or interchangeable lenses are not allowed in the event field. You are free to take pictures or video in the campgrounds.

SERIOUSLY, MY MOM IS NOT GOING TO DROP ME OFF. SHE DOESN’T EVEN KNOW I’M GOING…

WILL SINGLE DAY TICKETS BE AVAILABLE?

No, there are currently no plans to offer single day tickets.

CAN WE BRING FIREWORKS?

No.

WILL THERE BE A “FAMILY/QUIET” CAMPING OR “SOBER” CAMPING AREA?

Yes, there will be an area for people who wish to camp at a site that will be quiet at night and in the mornings and an area for folks who wish to remain drug/alcohol free for the weekend. These areas will be located in General Admission camping are limited in size and are first come, first served.

WHAT KIND OF SPECIAL NEEDS FACILITIES WILL YOU BE PROVIDING?

All details about Accessible Camping and contact information can be found in The Curveball Access Guide. Any questions can be directed to curveballada@phish.com.

HYPOTHETICALLY, COULD ONE’S MOM DROP ONE OFF AND PICK ONE UP? ASKING FOR A FRIEND.

Sigh. Yes, one’s mom could do that.

I AM STAYING AT A HOTEL OFF SITE AND PLAN ON COMMUTING TO AND FROM THE FESTIVAL. WILL I BE PERMITTED TO COME AND GO EACH DAY/NIGHT?

Yes, you may come and go, provided that you are parked in the Day Parking area (it’s free). Each time you re-enter the grounds you will be subject to the same search as your initial entry. This is done for everyone’s safety.

WILL MY CELL PHONE WORK AT CURVEBALL?

We haven’t experienced any issues on site.

I WILL NOT BE ABLE TO GET THERE UNTIL 3AM ON SATURDAY MORNING. I’VE GOT TO FINISH THE SUPPLY REPORTS, AND JENNA FROM CORPORATE HAS BEEN BUSTING MY ASS. CAN I STILL GET IN?

Yes. Camping gates will be attended 24 hours a day throughout the event from Thursday to Sunday.

CAN I GET BACK ANY ITEMS CONFISCATED EITHER AT THE CAMPGROUND OR CONCERT FIELD ENTRANCE?

There will be a check-in area for disallowed items. All patrons will be subject to a search by security personnel. Please be advised that the security company, facility, promoters and performers will not be responsible for any items confiscated during search procedures.

WHAT IS THE TAPING POLICY GOING TO BE? WILL WE NEED TO GET TAPERS TICKETS?

Audio taping will be permitted in the designated taper section only on a first-come first-served policy. Video taping will NOT be allowed. No taper tickets will be necessary. To view Phish’s policy on taping, click here. To view the poster for the 1987 film Disorderlies, click here.

WHAT IS THE SECURITY GOING TO BE LIKE?

Event staff – including trained, professional security, mounted (horse) patrols and police – will be present in and around the grounds for the entire duration of the event.

WHAT IS THE MUSIC GOING TO BE LIKE?

Mostly ska.

CAN I SHARE MY TICKET WITH SOMEONE IF I GO ONE DAY AND MY FRIEND GOES THE OTHER?

No. All weekend passes are non-transferable wristbands, which must be worn at all times during the event.

HOW HOT WILL IT GET IN THE DAY AND HOW COLD WILL IT GET AT NIGHT?

August is Watkins Glen’s warmest month of the year. Congratulations, August!

I AM AN ARTIST AND I WANT TO BE A PART OF THE FESTIVAL’S ART TEAM. HOW DO I DO THAT?

You can send an email to curveballart@phish.com.

ARE YOU PROUD OF YOURSELF?

You have no idea.

ARE YOU HIRING PEOPLE TO WORK OR VOLUNTEER AT THE EVENT?

We are currently accepting applications for volunteer work, in exchange for entry to the festival. You can volunteer with WET (Work Exchange Team) or Clean Vibes. More info can be found in Guidelines & Info.

WILL THERE BE ACCESSIBLE PARKING/BATHROOMS?

Yes, there will be Disabled accessible facilities on site. Click here to view the Curveball ADA/Access Guide.

WILL THERE BE A LOST & FOUND? (KEYS, CELL PHONES, FACE ETC.)

Yes, there will be a combination Lost & Found AND Information booth area which will be clearly marked on the festival guide. So don’t lose the guide, butterfingers.

WILL THERE BE FIRST AID ON SITE?

Yes. First Aid stations will be on site, clearly visible to find, and clearly marked on the maps.

WILL THERE BE DRINKING FOUNTAINS?

There will be free drinking fountains, and bottled water will be sold at numerous vendor locations.

WILL THERE BE CHOCOLATE FOUNTAINS?

No. This is not a bat mitzvah.

WILL THERE BE SUNGLASSES/VISORS OR HATS/SUNSCREEN SOLD?

Yes there will be booths on site with those items.

WILL THERE BE A SEASON 3 OF “STRANGER THINGS”?

Yes.

CAN I UPGRADE MY TICKET TO GLEN CLOSE CAMPING AFTER I’VE ALREADY PURCHASED A GA TICKET?

Unfortunately, all ticket purchases are final. No refunds, no exchanges.

WILL THERE BE VEGETARIAN/VEGAN FOOD OFFERED?

Yes.

WILL THERE BE FOOD BOOTHS OR A GENERAL STORE IN THE CAMPING AREA?

Yes, there will be a store selling various sundry items which may include: Advil, Air Mattresses, Aloe Gel, Anacin, Band-Aids, Batteries (AA, AAA, C), Benadryl, Bug spray, Cigarettes, Festival Merch (sweaters, ear muffs, half-tops), Condoms (tee-hee!), Disposable cameras, Ear plugs, Eye Drops, Ice Bags, Lighters, lip balm, Lotion, Mini/Small Flashlights, Mini Deodorant, Mini Hand Sanitizer, Mini soap bars, Motrin IB, Mouthwash, Neosporin, Pepto, Rolaids, Sunscreen, Tampons, Rope, Tissue packets, Toothpaste/Toothbrush combo pack, Water, Tylenol, Wet-one Wipes, Tents, tent stakes etc (hours and items subject to change).

GOT ANOTHER QUESTION?

If we missed something, or if you’re just lonely, send us an email at curveballinfo@phish.com.