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Woodstock 50 Finally Canceled

Woodstock 50 has been canceled, organizers announced today. Michael Lang, co-founder of the original Woodstock festival in 1969, attributed the cancelation to "unforeseen setbacks."
Tosten Burks / July 31, 2019

The Raconteurs, Miley Cyrus, Carlos Santana, More Pull Out of Woodstock 50

Yet more artists have withdrawn from Woodstock 50 after organizers moved the festival to Maryland and released all booked performers from their contracts. The Raconteurs, Lumineers, Miley Cyrus, and…
Tosten Burks / July 30, 2019

Woodstock 50 Will Reportedly Be a Free Event

The last few days have been quite eventful for Woodstock 50, the seemingly-ill-fated festival tied to the 50th anniversary of the era-defining 1969 event. After…
Rob Arcand / July 27, 2019

Dead & Company Pull Out of Woodstock 50: Report

Dead & Company have confirmed that they'll no longer be performing at Woodstock 50, Rolling Stone reports. The Grateful Dead offshoot, which consists of longtime Dead members…
Rob Arcand / July 27, 2019

Woodstock 50 Has No Lineup

Woodstock 50 has released all booked artists from their contracts, Billboard reports. The news comes hours after an Associated Press report that John Fogerty and Jay-Z…
Tosten Burks / July 26, 2019

Jay-Z and John Fogerty Will No Longer Perform at Woodstock 50: Report

Yesterday, Woodstock 50 announced that they had secured a new location for the festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD. After delayed ticket sales,…
Rob Arcand / July 26, 2019

Woodstock 50 Moving to Maryland: Report

Woodstock 50 has apparently secured a new location less than a month before the festival is scheduled to take place on Aug. 16–18. Merriweather Post Pavillion…
Tosten Burks / July 25, 2019

Woodstock 50’s Safety Plan Is “Worthless,” City Official Says

Woodstock 50 organizers' fourth attempt to secure a permit to host the festival at the Vernon Downs horse racing track in New York's Oneida County was denied today. Given…
Tosten Burks / July 22, 2019

Woodstock 50 Organizers Say They’re “Considering All Options” After Permit Denial

Woodstock 50 can't catch a break. After a protracted legal saga involving reticent investors, delayed ticket sales, and the festival's failure to acquire a permit from…
Will Gottsegen / July 18, 2019

Woodstock 50 Denied Permit For New Festival Site, Blames “Political Forces”

Woodstock 50's application for a permit to host the floundering festival at the Vernon Downs horse racing track in upstate New York has been denied, Variety reports. "What…
Tosten Burks / July 9, 2019

Woodstock 50 Organizers Haven’t Contacted Artists to Discuss New Site

If Woodstock 50 organizers have a new venue and a potential producer waiting in the wings, they haven’t told the 80 artists listed on the Woodstock 50…
Dave Brooks, Billboard / June 26, 2019

Woodstock 50 May Be Back on at New Venue

A smaller Woodstock 50 festival could possibly be held at an upstate New York harness track and casino. Town of Vernon Supervisor Randy…
Associated Press / June 24, 2019

Woodstock 50 Loses Venue License

Watkins Glen International, the planned location for the embattled Woodstock 50 anniversary festival, has revoked the event's access to the site. "Watkins Glen International terminated the site…
Tosten Burks / June 10, 2019

In the Future Every Festival Will Be Terrified of Being the New Fyre Fest

A document dump from yesterday in the legal battle between the apparently doomed Woodstock 50 and the event's erstwhile investor Dentsu Aegis painfully details how Woodstock's organizers…
Tosten Burks / May 13, 2019

It Seems Like Woodstock 50 Co-Founder Michael Lang Ignored a Lot of Solid Advice

As Woodstock 50 implodes in slow motion with delusional flair, Billboard has a new report on questionable decisions by co-founder Michael Lang that appear to have led to the…
Tosten Burks / May 10, 2019
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