LOS ANGELES — Phish is headed to the Coachella Valley for a three-day music festival all its own.
The Vermont-based band on Thursday announced the location of its first big event since reuniting earlier this year. It will take place at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, Calif., home of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
The band teased the Oct. 30 to Nov. 1 gig on its Web site for weeks with this cryptic message: "Save the Date."
"Festival 8" will see two Phish traditions: enormous outdoor festivals featuring marathon sets, and Halloween shows during which they put on a musical "costume" – playing an entire album by another band.