Phish at Randall’s Island: Everything You Need to Know
For the first time ever, the prolific jam band Phish will perform a three-night run at Randall’s Island in New York City. Located on the same fresh lawn that Governor’s Ball was just held, the venue has proven to be a smash success when utilized as festival grounds. And believe me, when Phish comes to town for three days, it is indeed a festival.
Taken from Phish.com, here is all the info you’ll need for the epic event:
Ticket Prices & Info
There is no on-site parking at Randall’s Island.
This is an all-ages show. Children under 6 get in free.
The box office is open on show days from Noon to 8pm. The box office is located near the main entrance.
There will be ADA Access Viewing Platforms located at the stage. Please note that they have limited capacity and are available on a first come, first served basis. ADA accessible restrooms are available at the ends of each row of restrooms and behind the Access Viewing Platforms.
Gates open daily at 4PM ET (curfew of 11PM).
Getting to Randall’s Island
The most convenient way to get to Randall’s Island is by ferry. Ferry passes are now available for sale online at Ticketmaster.com. It is recommended that you purchase ferry passes in advance as supplies are limited. Ferry shuttles will start departure at 3PM to Randall’s Island from the 34th/35th St. Pier on the East side of Manhattan under FDR Drive. (The 5 p.m. shuttle is known as the “Bryan” Ferry.)
For fans who already have a concert ticket you can click on the links per day below to purchase just a ferry pass for the show(s) you are attending.
For fans looking to purchase a combo ticket and Ferry pass you can click on the links below:
Via Subway and Bus
Via subway, you take the 4, 5 or 6 train to 125th Street. Once there, you can hop on the X80 Express bus at 125th Street and Lexington Avenue, and the X80 will take you directly to the event entrance. Please also note that the X80 express bus collects a $6.00 round-trip fare when you board the bus, but if you have come from the subway only $3.50 is deducted.
If you wish to walk to the island from 125th Street, you can walk East on 125th Street, cross the RFK Bridge and you’re there! The distance from the 125th Street subway station to the event is 1 mile (the equivalent of 20 city blocks.)
If you plan on biking to the event, we advise you to come via the 103rd street footbridge. Bike racks will be near the entrance to the event for you to lock up your bikes.
Getting Dropped Off
Get on the RFK Bridge at East 125th Street or Exit 18 from FDR Drive (left exit from northbound or right hand exit from southbound Harlem River Drive). Once on the RFK Bridge, E-Z Pass users should stay left for the exit to Randall’s Island Park, immediately after the toll plaza. Those paying cash at the toll should stay to the right and take the entrance ramp to Randall’s Island Park located about a half-mile past the toll plaza on the right hand side.
From Long Island
Get on the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge from the Grand Central Parkway. Stay right for the exit to Randall’s Island, immediately after the toll plaza.
From The Bronx
Take the Major Deegan or Bruckner Expressway to the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge. Once on the RFK Bridge continue toward Queens. After the Queens toll plaza, bear right for the Randall’s Island exit (about 200 yards).
Take the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway East to the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge. Stay right for the exit to Randall’s Island Park, immediately after the toll plaza.
Get on the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge from the Grand Central Parkway. Stay right for the exit to Randall’s Island Park, immediately after the toll plaza.
From New Jersey
From I-80 or the New Jersey Turnpike, get on the George Washington Bridge. Follow signs for Through Traffic (on the upper level, stay to the left, on the lower level, stay to the right) to get onto the Cross Bronx Expressway, then take the Harlem River Drive/Amsterdam Avenue exit. Keep left onto the Harlem River Drive, then stay straight to take FDR Drive South to the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge. On the Bridge, E-Z Pass users should stay left for the exit to Randall’s Island Park, immediately after the toll plaza. Those paying cash at the toll should stay to the right and take the entrance ramp to Randall’s Island Park located about a half-mile past the toll plaza on the right hand side.
Take I-87 (New York State Thruway) southbound. I-87 will turn into the Major Deegan Expressway. Follow signs to the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge, pass through the tollbooth, and stay to the right. Take the exit for Randall’s Island.
What’s Allowed & Not Allowed at Randall’s Island
*Small, non-professional cameras. Nothing with detachable lenses
*Soft-side backpacks, but they are subject to search. There will be no area to check backpacks.
*One bottle of factory-sealed water, and empty reusable bottles to use at the refill stations
*Prescribed medicine as long as its in the original packaging, along with a matching ID
*Small collapsible lawn chairs
*Outside food or drink (excluding one sealed water bottle)
*Animals (excluding service dogs)
*Open containers of liquid