Phish festival film not slated for Coachella Valley screening
April 13, 2010
The feature film of the Phish festival held in late October at the Empire Polo Club in Indio will open in Los Angeles April 30 for its only Southern California screening north of San Diego.
Titled “Phish 3D,” the film will play in more than 60 cities nationwide, but, so far, it’s not scheduled to be shown in the valley in which it was shot.
In Los Angeles, it’s only slated to be screened for one week at the Bridge De Lux 18 + IMAX at The Promenade at Howard Hughes Center in the Westchester neighborhood.
Tickets go on sale Wednesday at phish3dmovie.com.
The marketing for the film describes the three-day Phish concert in Indio as “the band’s now-legendary Festival 8,” in which 40,000 fans per day watched Phish combine its traditions of a multi-day festival and a Halloween album “costume.”
Phish covered the Rolling Stones’ album, “Exile on Main St.” as its “costume” on Halloween night.
Presented by Action 3D Productions in association with AEG Network Live and Cinedigm, “Phish 3D” features footage of the band backstage at the Empire Polo Club and in rehearsals, plus songs from their first ever full-length acoustic set and performances from six additional sets shot in state-of-the-art technology.
The film also is being shown April 20 in preview screenings in nine U.S. cities, but tickets to those sold out less than an hour after the announcement.
Phish will begin a summer tour on June 11 in Chicago and there has been talk of doing a follow-up Phish festival in Indio.