The Woodstock 50th Anniversary Festival Is Happening This Year At The Original Site

A three-day music festival will be held this August in honor of the golden anniversary of the most epic music event in history.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the music festival at Woodstock and in honor of that crazy weekend, the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts will be recreating a modern-day take on the three-day celebration of love and music at the original site. From August 16-18 2019, wannabe hippies can make their way 85 miles north of New York City to the location in Sullivan Country where it all began.

The idea is to recreate the original festival which drew in more than 400,000 people and featured the best artists of the time such as Janice Joplin, The Grateful Dead, and Jimi Hendrix. While the names of performers for this year have not yet been announced, the Bethel Woods Center has said that the line up will include “prominent and emerging artists spanning multiple genres and decades.”

This year, festival organizers are also planning to host TED-style talks from futurists and retro-tech experts. Festival-goers will also be able to visit the Museum at Bethel Woods, which showcases the 1969 concert through immersive experiences, media, and artifacts from the original festival.

One thing that will be different though? The price. The original Woodstock festival (although unintentionally,) was free and we’re pretty sure this one won’t be.

Featured image: @woodstock via Instagram

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