2020 FESTIVAL DATES AND TIMES &
THURSDAY MAY 14
FRIDAY, MAY 15
SATURDAY, MAY 16
FLYDAY OPEN MIC EARLY ARRIVAL PARTY-BRING IT!
SUNDAY, MAY 17
BREAKFAST JAM HOSTED BY FLYDAY FRIENDS
\\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 an open mic jam with a backline of gear on Thursday on the stage in the Pub (sign-up at 6PM). 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 are available cash or credit for $60 a day or $120 for the weekend. Advance ticket sales end at noon on Sunday, May 10. 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, 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. The music venue area and stages are outside behind the Phoenix Pub.
\\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.
\\ IS THERE ANY COVERED TENT CAMPING?
YES, (limited space) Pitch your tent under the roof in the pavillion behind the pool if you want to. Concrete floor so bring something soft to sleep on!
\\ 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.
\\ 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! There are also multiple fires burning if you need to warm your buns.
\\ 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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