Woodstock Festival ’50’ is a go
The producer of the original Woodstock Festival has confirmed there will be an anniversary event almost exactly 50 years after the first Woodstock.
No acts have been announced yet.
Michael Lange will present Woodstock 50 in the fields around Watkins International Racetrack in New York, August 16-19. The original 1969 festival was held at Max Yasgur’s farm in Bethel, New York.
Lang and his team are still working on ticket and lineup details. But the plan is to sell a maximum of around 100,000 three-day passes, with most attendees camping on site.
There is even a competing Woodstock: the Bethel Woods Music and Culture Festival, over the same anniversary weekend. That one will be held on the same grounds as the original, around 60 miles from the town of Woodstock.
No acts have been announced for Woodstock 50 yet, but Lang says about 40 performers, including some from previous Woodstocks in ’69, ’94 and ’99, have already been locked down.
We’ll start hearing about who’s playing when tickets go on sale in February.