Phibstock makes inaugural debut in Hartsel
BY Levi Macy
July 27 – July 29
Tucked neatly away in the majestic South Park Basin of central Colorado at roughly 9,000 feet is a small plot of land about to be taken over by some of Colorado’s best bands and party people alike. Legend has it that the idea for Phibstock was sparked while a couple of buddies were belly up to a small bar in downtown Denver. The drinks flowed and ideas bounced. Before anyone knew it, Phibstock was born: a festival with the intention of bringing together bands that one day will be household names; a small festival with no more than 500 attendees, a disc golf tournament and some of the biggest rising stars in the always vast Colorado music scene.
The intimacy of this festival will leave you feeling as if you just attended a giant party with all 500 of your best friends. Not only does it have all of those awesome, unique things going for it, tickets are so reasonably priced that if you get them now you will have forgot you even spent money on them by the time gates open. This may be the first year of Phibstock, but judging by the stacked lineup and attention to detail, it will most definitely not be the last.
You’re going there to see: Juno What?! Signal Path, The Magic Beans, Springdale Quartet.
You’re going to come home talking about: Human Agency, Whiskey Tango, Rastasaurus.
(As calculated by maps.google.com from
Denver, Colo. to Hartsel, Colo.)
Total Est. Time: 2 hours, 9 minutes
Total Est. Distance: 103 miles
YOU NEED TO KNOW: The closest general store, liquor store and gas station are roughly 10 miles away from the event in Hartsel. There will be vendors but be sure to bring cash as there is no ATM on site, but re-entry is allowed.
Camping: Onsite camping is allowed and included in the ticket price.