Marking the 50th anniversary of the legendary 1969 Woodstock musical festival this year will be a three-day event at Watkins Glen—150 miles from the original site.
The Woodstock Music and Arts Fair is putting on the Woodstock 50 festival from August 16 through 18, and they’ve recently released their star-studded lineup. Event organizer Michael Lang told Rolling Stones in an interview that the lineup would be “an eclectic bill” with musicians from a handful of genres. He said he wanted the festival to be “multi-generational,” and he’s delivered on that promise.
Woodstock 50 will feature a melting pot of headliners including Santana, Miley Cyrus, Jay-Z, Halsey, Dead & Company, Sturgill Simpson, Chance the Rapper, and Cage the Elephant among many others. The reimagined festival will put a modern spin on the 1969 historic event, and will certainly be more organized than its original. The released lineup can be seen below, but more artists are expected to be added during the five months leading up to Day 1. Tickets will be released to the public for purchase on April 22!
This festival is not to be confused, however, with the unofficial anniversary festival happening the same weekend at Woodstock’s original site. While that one will feature live performances, it will also host TED-style talks from people in the industry.
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