In 1996 our world was changed was changed forever! by a Phish Festival in upstate new your, The Clifford Ball. The ball that woke a nation from its slumber. More festivals followed, each more revolutionary than the others. The world has never seen balls like these and now 8 festivals later 15 years later after the original cliffard ball and half way across the state of New York.
On July 4th weekend it’s time to declare your independence. Our four fathers have never done something so awesome. Phish is back on the east coast. Sensational. Mind-blowing. Fantabulous. These are all words with the same amount of letters as SUPER BALL IX. It’s Phish’s biggest. Ball. Ever. So big we can’t. Contain it. In one sentence.
Super Ball IX, Phish’s ninth festival, will take place July 1-3 at Watkins Glen International. 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. Super Ball IX will mark Phish’s first-ever festival performance over July 4 weekend, and the first major music festival held at Watkins Glen since 1973’s legendary Summer Jam. It is also Phish’s first-ever performance at a facility with “Watkins” in its name.
Tickets for Super Ball IX go on sale this Monday, April 4th, at Noon ET . Onsite camping is included in the price of admission. Like previous Phish festivals, the event will include numerous activities, attractions and art installations in addition to a series of performances by the band. Camping and travel packages will. Be. Available. (Sorry, hard habit to break.)
Super Ball IX continues a tradition that began with The Clifford Ball in August of 1996. Rolling Stone observed, “It was definitely groundbreaking…there was a real story; that in an age of corporate sponsorship, this completely home-grown thing happened that was different from any other concert.”
Note: Super Ball IX is pronounced “Super Ball Nine,” not “Super Ball Icks.” You’re welcome
Check out more at www.phish.com