Based on the most recent flash animation updates to the Phish.com map (see below), it would appear that the festival will not be taking place at the Coachella home of Empire Polo Fields in Indio, CA as was widely rumored including here on Welcome To Now.
27 states have been ‘blacked-out’ so far, leaving mostly southwestern states in the mix. Alternate rumors points to Las Vegas, the home of the now extinct ‘Vegoose’ music festival or to Texas where the fest was originally rumored to be taking place. All that said, I’m sticking to my story, the fest will be in Indio – expect an announcment this upcoming Tuesday or, at the latest, before the 2nd leg of their summer tour kicks off. Either way, save the date!