This August, music fans and political activists will once again descend upon the suburbs of New York for Woodstock 50, to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of a festival known as Woodstock.
The 1969 summer festival hosted over 400,000 people on a 600 acre farm in Bethel, NY. Woodstock was created by four individuals as, “a reaction by the youth of the time to the causes we felt compelled to fight for – civil rights, women’s rights, and the antiwar movement, and it gave way to our mission to share peace, love and music,” said co-founder Michael Lang in a press release. “Today, we’re experiencing similar disconnects in our country, and one thing we’ve learned is that music has the power to bring people together. So, it’s time to bring the Woodstock spirit back, get involved and make our voices heard.” The spirit will return in Woodstock 50.
On March 19th the lineup for the 2019 festival revealed that Woodstock 50 will not only feature contemporary artists such as The Killers, Miley Cyrus, Imagine Dragons, Janelle Monáe, and Common, but will also include original Woodstock performers Dead & Company, Robert Plant and Santana.
Lodging, food, and advocacy will be part of the August 16th -18th event. Woodstock 50 is partnering with numerous nonprofits who will participate in the weekend event in adherence to the original Woodstock mission.
Tickets for this three day festival in Watkins Glen, NY can be purchased on April 22. More information on tickets and the festival can be found at https://www.woodstock.com/tickets/.