Woodstock is coming to South Korea later this year, marking the first time the legendary festival will take place outside of the US.
Woodstock Festival is coming to South Korea later this year, thanks to an official copyright agreement by SGC Entertainment.
The organizer said it will host a three-day festival on July 29-30 at Hantangang River Geopark in Pochoen, Gyeonggi province themed “freedom, peace and love.” The festival will commemorate the 70 anniversary of the Korean War armistice agreement.
No lineup details have been announced but the organizer promises at least 30 artists will perform.
Plans to host Woodstock date as far back as 2010, but never took of because of “copyright and artist lineup issues,” according to the Korea Herald.
The original Woodstock festival was held in 1969, with anniversary events taking place in 1994, 1999 and 2009. A 50th-anniversary event was slated for 2019 but was ultimately cancelled due to financial problems.