Official Woodstock 50th anniversary festival is going to happen

News 10/01/2019

It's official, Woodstock will return in 2019

After months of speculation, organisers behind the legendary Woostock music festival of 1969 have announced the event will return for a massive 50th anniversary celebration.

The 'Woodstock Music & Arts Fair' will mirror the format of the original
 festival offering "3 Days of Peace & Music" to a new generation of fans, taking place from August 16 -18 on a 1,000 acre site in Watkins Glen, New York.

The three-day festival will have three main stages, feature 'more than 60 of the biggest names' in rock, hip hop, pop and country, and like 1969, have a big emphasis on harmony, compassion, sustainability and advocacy.

Organisers say fans can expect a musical lineup of current artists and unique collaborations, and tribute performances 'breathing new life into some of Woodstock's iconic moments'.

"It's time to put the speculation to rest and officially announce that Woodstock 50 is happening," said Woodstock 1969's Co-Producer and Co-Founder
Michael Lang.

"The original festival in '69 was a reaction by the youth of the time to the causes we felt compelled to fight for - civil rights, women's rights, and the antiwar movement, and it gave way to our mission to share peace, love and music. Today, we're experiencing similar disconnects in our country, and one thing we've learned is that music has the power to bring people together. So, it's time to bring the Woodstock spirit back, get involved and make our voices heard."

The first lineup and ticket details will be released 'in the coming week'.

This is going to be massive!