2020 FESTIVAL DATES AND TIMES &
THURSDAY SEPT 10
FRIDAY, SEPT 11
SATURDAY, SEPT 12
9PM-MIDNIGHT ARRIVAL PARTY
SUNDAY, SEPT 13
BREAKFAST JAM HOSTED BY FLYDAY FRIENDS
We have rescheduled the festival to September 10-13 due to the pandemic. We are capping ticket sales when the 100 20'X20' drive-in spots are full. Masks are required in the venue, hand sanitization stations will be set up at the door and at various locations in the venue, temperature will be taken at the door and if you are above the NYS guideline of 100.4 degrees you will not be permitted and issued a refund if you purchased a ticket. 20'X20' drive-in theatre type spots will be clearly marked on the ground. Failure to adhere to the Flyday covid-19 protocols will result in removal from the venue, no refund. You will be required to sign a Covid-19 liability waiver upon entry. Rooms on-site and within shuttle/walking distance off-site are still available if you want your own space and bathroom/shower. Your safety is most important and we can do this safely with very low risk if you follow the guidelines that we are implementing as per New York State mandates. Be cool, be respectful, and we can enjoy some live music together safely.
If you bought a ticket it will be honored for the new dates. If you booked a room you will be contacted by Blackthorne to arrange switching your room to the new dates. If we are forced to cancel the new September dates, your ticket and/or room deposit will be honored at Flyday Music Festival 2021 in May, however refunds will be issued if you choose. So far the lineup is the same but there may be some changes due to conflicts in rescheduling a festival, which is a big deal. Thank you for understanding!!!
\\WHAT SAFETY & HEALTH MEASURES ARE BEING TAKEN?
All CDC and New York State guidelines are being followed. See the HEALTH page for detailed information.
\\HOW MANY 20'X20' SPOTS ARE THERE? CAN I RESEVE ONE?
We are only selling 100 spots so everybody can see and hear the show well. All the spots will be good but you can't reserve or buy a particular spot. We are assigning spots based on the date you or someone on your party bought your ticket. Great spots are still available so buy your ticket now!
\\DOES EVERYBODY IN THE VEHICLE NEED A TICKET?
YES. We are selling tickets by the individual, not by the car load. We want you to have some flexibility here in terms of how many people are in your car/spot.
\\HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN BE IN MY CAR?
There can be 2-6 people in your car/spot. Please try to get a 4 person party together to maximize space. You should only share your vehicle/spot with those you co-habitate with or have been regular to over the last few months.
\\DO I HAVE TO ARRIVE IN A VEHICLE OR CAN I WALK IN?
In order to maintain our social distancing responsibilities, all guests must arrive in a vehicle. Ride-shares and drop-offs will not be permitted.
\\CAN I BUY TICKETS AT THE SHOW?
NO. Tickets are only available in advance. Buy them HERE.
\\DO I HAVE TO WEAR A MASK?
Yes. Masks are required for fans and staff, unless you are in your designated tailgate space. If you leave that space to use the restroom, you are required to wear a mask. You must utilize a mask upon arrival in order to safely communicate with ticketing and parking attendants.
\\CAN I WALK AROUND OR DANCE UP FRONT?
With the exception of an emergency situation or trips to the restrooms, guests must stay within their assigned parking space area.
\\HOW WILL I HEAR THE SHOW?
There will be a big, festival style sound system as well as speakers spread out around the venue area. You may enjoy the concert outside your vehicle so bring some chairs. Feel free to decorate your car with solar LED lights. No fire though.
\\CAN I BRING IN MY OWN FOOD AND BEVERAGE?
YES, you are welcome to bring your own pre-cooked food and non-glass beverages. There will also be concessions sold on site via golf cart so you do not have to leave your designated parking space.
On site cooking, including open flames, grills and BBQ pits are prohibited. Alcohol is permitted at the event for guests 21+. Please drink responsibly and assign a designated driver. Underage alcohol consumption will not be tolerated.
\\ADMISSION GETS ME WHERE?
General admission (All ages) tickets are for access to the enclosed outdoor venue area as well as access to all of Blackthorne Resort. Anybody can visit Blackthorne, but you will not be able to see any of the bands without a ticket. Accommodations are optional, varied and not included in General Admission Tickets. See CAMPING/ROOMS below.
Options are good right? We think so.
\\WILL I MISS ANYTHING IF I ONLY COME FRIDAY AND SATURDAY?
We added Thursday and Sunday to the dates of the festival because you can come early and stay late and there is some music both days. But the lineup for the festival you see all happens between 2PM Friday and 2AM Sunday.
We're having live music outside on Thursday. There will be some special acoustic performances Sunday during brunch in the dining hall (Sit-down breakfast to order for $10!)
\\WHERE DO I GET TICKETS?
Buy tickets in advance through this website to save time and money. Tickets at the gate will most likely not be available as we are drastically reducing ticket sales to under 25% capacity. Advance ticket sales end at noon on Sunday, September 6th.Print your ticket at home, pick up at will call at the gate, or show your ticket's QR code at the door to be scanned. After proof of purchase, signing of COVID-19 liability waiver and agreement to follow COVID-19 safety guidelines you get a wristband.
\\WHERE IS IT?
Blackthorne Resort and festival grounds is located at 348 Sunside Road, East Durham, NY. www.blackthorneresort.com
1 hour south Albany. 1 hour north of New Paltz. 3 hours west of Boston. 2.5 hours north of NYC.
\\WHAT ARE THE BANDS' SET TIMES?
Set times will be posted on the LINEUP page. Music is Friday from 3PM-2AM and Saturday from noon-2AM outside on 2 stages. Make sure you come for all of it-both nights are special. Come early Thursday for Flyday open-mic pre-party and bonfire. Finish up the music Sunday at the Flyday breakfast jam.
\\WHAT'S THE DEAL WITH CAMPING AND ROOMS?
Unlike almost every music festival, there are lots of options here, from tent camping to rooms with jacuzzi tubs ;) to meet all comfort levels and budgets. Tent campers can just show up and pay when you get here. Or skip the tent and get a room! Rooms on the 100 acre Blackthorne Resort are a short walk to the Main Stage. Weldon House rooms are less than a mile away and there will be a free shuttle bus running.
PLAN A ROOMS ($95 per night/DOUBLE OCCUPANCY): A variety of large rooms with 2 queen size beds, patio, TV, studio couches, refrigerator, and heat & air conditioning. Some have Jacuzzi tubs :)
PLAN B ROOMS($75 per night/DOUBLE OCCUPANCY): All units have heat & air conditioning, private bath, TV. Family units are adjoining one double and two twin bed rooms. Some rooms have private terraces with mountain views.
PLAN C ROOMS($75 per night/DOUBLE OCCUPANCY): All units have heat & air conditioning, shower, TV. Twin or double beds available.
Want more than 2 people in your room? That's cool just $20 more per person per night.
FESTIVAL SPECIAL: Free breakfast Saturday and Sunday with 2-night stay in any room!!
When the rooms at Blackthorne sell out, you will be booked at the Weldon House, their other property with rooms.
It's about a mile down the road and a free shuttle bus will be running throughout the weekend.
Corral/general/car camping $10 a night per person in advance sales OR $15 per person/per night at the door. (FREE flush toilets,showers and charging stations available as well as coin laundry)
Tree/private/quiet camping/pick your site $15 per person per night.
RV sites with hookups: $20 per person, per night.
Full breakfast for all guests for $10. Available Saturday and Sunday.
Call Blackthorne (518) 634-2541 to reserve your room. Rooms are limited and will sell out so call now for the best options.
\\ CAN I HAVE AN OPEN FIRE AT MY CAMPSITE?
YES, you can have a fire at your campsite.
\\ ARE THERE SHOWERS FOR CAMPERS?
YES, there are 6 FREE showers for campers. There are also real flush bathrooms for campers and ticket holders and there is also coin laundry.
\\ CAN I BRING MY KIDS &/OR DOG?
YES Flyday and Blackthorne welcome you to bring the whole family, and dogs are permitted on a leash. There is a great park with swings, slides, merry-go-round, forts, geodesic climbing dome, pirate ship, a petting zoo, and more. Babysitters may be available so contact us if interested. All this, plus kids 12 and under are free admission to the festival. Children under 2 are not permitted.
\\ ARE THERE ATMS?
YES, there is an ATM in The Phoenix Pub located adjacent to the Main Stage area.
Wristbands are non-transferable. Lost, stolen, broken or tampered with wristbands are void and can not be replaced.
All sales are final-no exceptions.
\\ ENTRY & SECURITY
Arrive at Blackthorne and park (free parking everywhere.) Go in the main building up the steps to the office and say "hi" to Patty and crew and get your room key or camping pass. There is one entry point to Flyday Festival area and stages. Get your wristband at the door. NO, you will not be searched anywhere at anytime.
\\ WILL I BE SEARCHED UPON ENTRY?
There are no searches anywhere at anytime. You won't even see cops unless there is some emergency.
Zero searches or hassle. Be cool, be safe, be lawful, be respectful, have fun, don't drive...stay!
\\ ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES/FOOD
Bring what you want to your campsite and room. No outside alcoholic beverages are allowed inside the Phoenix Pub or the Main Stage Area, except for what is in your hand. The drinks in the pub (full bar) and outside (Fresh, local microbrew on tap) are very reasonably priced (cash only, ATM available). No festival gouging here! Veggie/healthy food stand (Veggie Oasis) and also grilled food.
Flyday is a rain or shine event. There is protection from the elements for the audience at both stages. The outdoor stage has a huge, arching rain/sun dome to keep you protected from the elements. No refunds or exchanges due to weather.
Flyday is impervious to weather you will be dry at both stages no matter what falls from the sky. We've got you covered!
\\ ABOUT BLACKTHORNE RESORT AND FESTIVAL GROUNDS
Blackthorne is a 4th generation, family owned and run resort on 100+ acres in the beautiful northern Catskills, with tent camping, RV camping, 85+ rooms, in-ground pool and tiki bar (seasonal), huge central field, basketball and tennis courts, kids park/playground, main building with restaurant/dining room, spacious bar and indoor stage, awesome outdoor stage venue, and more. The Handel family are good friends of ours and are happy to accommodate Flyday Music Festival and our guests again and for years to come! Home to the Catskill Mountain Thunder which brings 10,000 bikers, they know how to host a big party! Flyday takes over Blackthorne this weekend and they love us so come party!!
\\ THESE ITEMS ARE PROHIBITED
Weapons. Bad attitudes.
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