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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

Woodstock 50 Organizers Accuse Investors of Sabotage and Theft in New Lawsuit: Report

TMZ reports that the organizers of Woodstock 50 have filed a lawsuit against the troubled festival’s chief investor, Dentsu Aegis Network. Per the lawsuit, the organizers…
Taylor Berman / May 9, 2019

Woodstock 50 Organizer Michael Lang Says Investors “Illegally Swept Approximately $17 Million” From Festival

The saga of Woodstock 50 continues as event producer and original Woodstock co-founder Michael Lang has accused Dentsu Aegis Network, the company that was investing…
Maggie Serota / May 7, 2019

Michael Lang Says He Needs to Raise $30M by Friday to Save Woodstock 50

After doubling down on Woodstock 50 and doing a media blitz with half-a-dozen publications, Woodstock co-founder Michael Lang now has until Friday to raise the…
Dave Brooks, Billboard / May 6, 2019

Woodstock 50 Co-Founder Says the Festival Is Still Happening

It's been a wild ride for the weird cross-section of old hippies and Halsey fans who were presumably interested in attending Woodstock 50. After rumors…
Andy Cush / May 2, 2019

Michael Lang Calls Woodstock 50 Cancellation “Rumors” After Ticket On-Sale Postponed

An email alerting agents to the postponement of Woodstock 50’s ticket on-sale has prompted fears that the 100,000-person anniversary concert will be cancelled, although founder…
Dave Brooks, Billboard / April 20, 2019

The Black Keys Cancel Woodstock 50 Performance

The Black Keys have announced that they'll no longer be performing at Woodstock 50, the upstate New York event celebrating the 50th anniversary of the…
Rob Arcand / April 6, 2019

Woodstock 50 Lineup: The Killers, Dead & Company, Jay-Z to Headline

Woodstock has announced the lineup for its 50 anniversary edition in August. The Killers, Dead & Company, and Jay-Z are scheduled to headline each of the…
Tosten Burks / March 19, 2019

Woodstock 50: The Killers, Dead & Company, Chance the Rapper Reported Among Performers

Although the entire Woodstock 50 lineup is still under wraps, Billboard reports that The Killers, Chance the Rapper, Imagine Dragons, Dead & Company, and original Woodstock…
Maggie Serota / March 5, 2019