Woodstock Original Founder Releases Details About 50th Anniversary


The competition of all festivals is coming again this summer time for its 50th anniversary. Woodstock co-founder Michael Lang dropped particulars about how grand the competition goes to be. The greatest shock of all of them is that it’ll not happen on the authentic web site of Bethel, New York. The iconic location has sadly been deemed too small for what Michael has in thoughts. Woodstock is staying in upstate New York however as a substitute, it’ll be happening at Watkins Glen International Speedway. Do I hear EDC vibes??

Michael was on the lookout for a web site with a minimum of 1000 acres of land and entry to services. It will happen between August 16th-18th. Michael revealed some extra particulars to Rolling Stone however can also be holding some surprises for us. Over 40 acts have already been booked throughout all of their phases. When requested about particular acts that can be performing he had this to say:

“It’ll be an eclectic invoice. It’ll be hip-hop and rock and a few pop and a few of the legacy bands from the unique competition.”

Whereas most festivals goal a selected viewers Michael desires this one to be open to all. He plans to have Woodstock return to its authentic intent and have a social objective, quite than only a music competition. He desires up-and-coming expertise whereas holding the music true to the unique performers 50 years in the past. You can anticipate some tribute performances to Janis Joplin, the Band, Jefferson Airplane and Joe Cocker.

In 1969 they didn’t have one of the best lodging for the competition goers. Probably resulting from them not considering over 400,000 folks would present up. This time round they plan to have a lot better tenting than being within the mud.

“There can be ‘glamping’ tents and stuff like that. There can be these kinds of experiences in numerous kinds the place there’s an actual mattress, and there’s a chair to take a seat in and a lightweight bulb. ”

Activism goes to be a paramount a part of the competition as soon as once more. As acknowledged by him there are a number of issues happening within the planet proper now and he desires to instill a voice again into youthful generations. He desires folks to become involved with particular subjects like world warming.

Tickets go on sale this February! Stay tuned right here to search out out proper once they get dropped. This lineup will probably be launched round that point too. We now start to surprise which DJs would possibly present as much as the anniversary of probably the most well-known competition. Certainly, Swedish House Mafia would trigger fairly the raucous there.


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