In the aftermath of this week’s flooding in Schuyler County, the New York State Department of Health and Schuyler County announced Thursday this weekend’s Phish Festival “Curveball” at Watkins Glen International has been cancelled.
In a news release, the Dept. of Health stated this week’s rains and flooding created untenable conditions, including the inability to deliver clean drinking water to patrons and vendors as confirmed by test results Thursday. A mandatory boil water advisory was issued for Watkins Glen, Reading and Dix and additional rain is expected over the next few days.
The festival was slated to bring more than 30-THOUSAND people to the historic racing venue. It was scheduled to begin Friday. No word yet on how festival-goers can get a refund or if the event will be rescheduled.
Phish released this statement late Thursday afternoon:
The Glen has previously been home to two major Phish festivals in the recent years: Super Ball IX (2011) and Magnaball (2015).