After months of frantic hypothesis, affirmation of an official Woodstock anniversary occasion has been confirmed by the legendary music pageant’s co-founder, Michael Lang. Lang confirmed the information to Rolling Stone, noting a brand new location for Woodstock 50, in addition to the dates for this yr’s occasion.
Many have been hoping Woodstock 50 would return to the occasion’s authentic dwelling in Bethel, New York, which finally would go on to host Mysteryland‘s U.S. offshoot for plenty of years. Instead, Woodstock 50 will probably be hosted in Watkins Glen, New York throughout August 16, 17, and 18. Lang additionally confirmed greater than 40 acts have already been booked, noting a well-rounded lineup of rock, hip-hop, pop, legacy acts and reunions from the unique pageant in 1969 is already locked in for the 50th anniversary. Organizers have been tight-lipped about expertise for this yr’s occasion, although the lineup and tickets are anticipated to land someday in February.
In regards to Woodstock’s infamously disastrous ’99 enterprise, Lang was fast to deal with issues, explaining, “Woodstock ’99 was only a musical expertise with no social significance. It was only a massive social gathering. With this one, we’re going again to our roots and our authentic intent. And this time round, we’ll have management of all the things.”
Woodstock 50 can be anticipated to be livestreamed on-line this summer time. Stay tuned for particulars.