Woodstock Is Celebrating It’s 50th Anniversary – This Time At Watkins Glen
Woodstock was one of the first musical events of its kind. It's been 50 years since it happened and this year they're going to commemorate the anniversary!
The organizers never guessed it was going to be the huge cultural movement that it turned into. It was billed as "An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music." What started out with 50,000 tickets being sold turned into around 400,000 converging on a dairy farm near Bethel, NY after slipping through gates.
They saw some of the biggest performers of their time from Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin to Sly and the family Stone and The Who.
They've brought Woodstock back in 1994 for the 25th anniversary and the 30th in 1999 and now, the announcement has been made that they will be doing it again for the 50th anniversary this year.
According to WETM, the anniversary show will be held in Watkins Glen this year. The concern was about whether the original Bethel site would be able to contain all the people that a show like this might attract.
If you want to block it off on your calendar, it looks as though the event will take place from August 16-18 of 2019. There isn't an official lineup yet but Michael Lang, the Producer and co-founder of the original Woodstock Festival, has told Rolling Stone that about 40 acts have already been booked.