Woodstock is returning in 2019 for 50th anniversary

Woodstock’s organiser announced they are reviving the historic music and art festival for its 50th anniversary in 2019.

The organisers are starting to gear up for the festival’s comeback in 2019, their half-century milestone, having had no plans for the 45th anniversary back in 2014.

One of the original producers Michael Lang told Poughkeepsie Journal they’re in an earlier stage of the discussion: “Potential partners and different locations are being explored.”

The festival received a worldwide media interest in 2009 reincarnating as a concert tour “Heroes of Woodstock” across North America to celebrate its 40th anniversary.

Woodstock original poster

First held in August 1969 in White Lake dairy farm in New York state, Woodstock was a three-day music and art festival that attracted over 400,000 people. Top-billed by Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Creedence Clearwater Revival and Jefferson Airplane, Woodstock remains one of the most significant happenings both in music and world’s history. Rolling Stone listed it as one of the “50 Moments That Changed the History of Rock and Roll”.

It will be interesting to see how one of the most original and classic brand resurface in the climate of today’s festival culture. Lang also added that he foresees an annual festival bearing Woodstock’s name way after the celebration in 2019.

What we’re most excited about right now, though, is the lineup. Who will be the headliners? Who could be today’s equivalent of Hendrix? Jefferson Airplane? Don’t even get us started on The Who.

 

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