Phish returning to Watkins Glen International for ‘Curveball’, August 17-19

Watkins Glen International will host legendary jam band Phish this summer – August 17th through 19th – for the group’s third festival, Curveball, at the historic circuit since 2011.


Tickets and camping, sold by the festival promoter, will go on sale Friday, March 2nd at noon ET and can be purchased online at or by calling 888.512.SHOW.

Tickets will not be sold by Watkins Glen International.

“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.”


Phish was founded in 1983 when freshman Trey Anastasio posted flyers around the University of Vermont campus, looking for musicians to form a band. Jon Fishman, Mike Gordon, and Jeff Holdsworth answered the flyer and soon Phish was gigging regularly in the Burlington, Vermont area. The lineup solidified in 1985, when keyboardist Page McConnell joined the group and Holdsworth left soon after. In the years since, it has been a steady climb from Burlington club band to rodeo-clown backing group to regional touring act to bigger clubs, and eventually theatres and arenas worldwide. The band has sold more than 8 million albums and DVD’s in the United States, including fourteen studio albums and a multitude of live shows.


The Glen has previously been home to two major Phish festivals in the recent years: Super Ball IX (2011) and Magnaball (2015).


Watkins Glen International is the premier road racing facility in North America, twice voted “Best NASCAR Track” by readers of USA Today Keep up with The Glen onFacebook and Twitter. Tickets for Watkins Glen International’s 2018 season are on sale now and available at, or by calling 1-866-461-RACE.


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