Woodstock founder announces 50th anniversary festival for August 2019

Michael Lang, one of the producers behind the original 1969 Woodstock Music & Arts Fair, has announced Woodstock 50, an official three-day 50th anniversary festival. It’ll take place in the fields surrounding the Watkins Glen International racetrack in Watkins Glen, New York, the site of the 1973 Summer Jam festival, from 8/16-18, almost exactly 50 years after the first Woodstock was held at a 600-acre dairy farm in Bethel, New York.
The New York Times reports that Lang is still booking acts, and the official lineup won’t be announced until tickets go on sale in February. But Lang tells Rolling Stone that he’s already booked over 40 artists, including some big headliners. “It’ll be an eclectic bill,” he says. “It’ll be hip-hop and rock and some pop and some of the legacy bands from the original festival.”

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    1. Will you lot just stop whining about who likes what and what should and shouldn't be played at a festival. Sounds like most of you arent serious fesyival goers and have probably never been to somewhere like Glastonbury. It really makes pathetic reading. The ethos of any festival is to reach out to the youth of the day, to live in the NOW instead of wallowing in the past. I agree that it would be fun to see some of the old names (I ve seen The Who & Iggy Pop at Glastonbury 2010), but do not loose sight of what is new and exciting for the youth of today. You lot just sound like your parents moaning about what you liked in '69. There are so many new forms of music that you lot are completely ignorant of, the dance music scene itself is massive around the globe and has as much right to be heard at festivals as anything else, whether it's hip hop, trip hop, acid jazz, house, techno, Psychedelic Trance, Progressive Trance, Prog House, Jungle, Drum and Bass, Dub, Psy Dub, Bass, etc. Some of you may remember dancing in a field off your nut on acid, remembering the feel of grass around you toes - people still fo that now so for goodness sake open your eyes and your hearts as it should always be about Peace, Love and Unity. Sean S

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  2. Would SUCK if they charge $$$$...would be an insult to the original gathering.

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    1. "Woodstock was designed as a profit-making venture. It famously became a "free concert" only after the event drew hundreds of thousands more people than the organizers had prepared for. Tickets for the three-day event cost $18 in advance and $24 at the gate (equivalent to about $120 and $160 today)."

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    2. still have my original 3 day pass bought at the electric factory in philly cost 18 dollars in pretty good shape but a little muddy!

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    3. Hmmm...pretty sure the correct equivalent to today, would be more like $80 & $110. Based on the math you used, in 1969 the tickets would’ve cost $25 & $33 (which is a lot more if you’re only making $1.50/hr)

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  3. Hip Hop??? So much for it being music.

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    1. No lie. Besides hip-hop not being real music, there's the hip-hop fans. Who wants to be there with that lot?

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    2. Please don't go. We want it to be a peaceful event, not a racist one.

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    3. Why does everyone always have to make EVERYTHING about race? Just because someone doesn’t like hip-hop does not mean they’re racist!!! You are the racist for making it about race!

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    4. Literally, one can dislike a music genre about beong racist, how about you dont go posner and brown? Nobody wants to be atound the people who call racism when someone dislikes how they are acting or dislikes something they like.
      And no im not racist as that would imply i hate people for things they cant help such as skin colour when in reality I just hate shits who gotta have it their way or they pull a fit or call the race card... you know things that can be helped that your parents should have taught you better about

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    5. genre about anything without being racist* sorry my keyboard acts up and misses things sometimes thats on me lol

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    6. No it doesn't 😂 you're just throwing a tantrum because you dontdlike that kind of music, but billions of other people do. You wouldn't be very happy if someone else came up and started saying the pop music or the rock music just ruined the whole festival. You'll be fine. Or just don't go. 🤷‍♂️

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  4. I don't even fit into my love beads anymore.

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    1. There were no hip hop artist. What are you trying to do turn peace into war? That would be no celebration at all. That would be a disgrace. Just like any other festival. One day rock, one day rap, one day of co-labs like Snoop and ACDC? Come on.

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  6. I was at the original Monterey Pop Festival, the wild concert at Altamont and, of course, Woodstock! Peace, Love and Tranquility ruled the roost.
    ❤ ✌ ☮

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    1. PEACE, LOVE & TRANQUILITY....LOVE IT!!!

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    2. LOL well since most people were stoned out of their minds i bet there was love and tranquility

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  7. There will never be another "Woodstock" who are they kidding????

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  8. Hmm hip hop fans pointing finger finger guns mixing with metal heads and drum n bass people gonna mix like milk n piss

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    1. The headliners of Bonnaroo are Childish Gambino, Post Malone and Phish, it can't get to be a weirder crown then that.

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  9. You never know. Sure you can't recreate Woodstock...but open minds have new experiences.

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  10. Interesting see how many fights and violence there will be.
    People has changed to much to have that many in one spot and not have out break of stupid shit

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  11. Will there be EMS/Police on site to babysit this generation at "Woodstock"? Just in case they overdose, or kill each other from the manufactured drugs of today?

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  12. Won't be the same if there is hip hop... Peace Love and Harmony !!

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  13. It'll be what is needed for the time. Just like the original. 50 years later, as our culture has become much more diverse (acceptance-wise, as diversity was always present), so should the festival. I am not a hip hop fan, and really hope that all happens on one day (not too diverse, huh?), but I am hoping for some serious jazz (Miles was at Woodstock doing some looser stuff), latin music (not just the mighty Santana band) and hopefully some more acoustic stuff. Even a country artist or two. Why not? Woodstock line-up was pretty diverse for its time. So should this. But agreed, I am not thrilled about electronic push-button. devices making music. Perhaps they can demand any hip hop bands use real drummers (some normally do).
    LED ZEPPELIN REUNION WITH JASON BONHAM!! COME ON GUYS. ONE LAST TIME, make up for Peter Grant (manager) turning down the show... :)

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  14. As much as i would like to attend this anniversary concert . As much as i can appreciate the newer genre's i cannot imagine that it will be a peaceful gathering . I had hoped by now ( i am in my 60`s ) all the violent bullshit would have decreased only to see it increase by these degenerate that call themselves musicians , artists whatever, violence is not an art form. Yes i agree the youngsters of today need something to share and embrace together but they refuse handle it . They have to destroy and ruin all that they think they are entitled to. So good luck all i trully hope i am proved wrong . But consciously i cannot believe i am wrong . Again good luck peace and love to you all . Ill be watching from a far.

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  15. if Leslie West is performing I'll be there. Now he's even more than a legend...he's the King of a one -legged guy at an ass kicking!

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  16. I think the whole event will turn in to a shit show, because the younger generation does not know the meaning of Peace, Love and Flower Children.

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    1. Since I was at the Original in '69, I tend to agree that this current generation know very little of Peace, Love, and Flower Children's aura of HARMONY..AND I agree that Hip Hop music, cool as it may be in this day and age for Hip Hop lovers (and I like some of it, myself and I am 69 years old) DOES NOT BELONG at a Festival like this..and shame on you AcidArie !!!

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  17. I hope there will be bad acid just like in the sixties.

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  18. Please No Hip Hop! When will that nonsense ever die?

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  19. You might as well just call it Coachella East if there is Hip Hop.

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  20. I personally think it's going to be amazing. You cant do it at the original Woodstock site. They built a 15 thousand seat venue there. It's not big enough to handle what this will draw. I would love to see a good Soul Rock Band at this 50th anniversary at Watkins Glenn, there like The Jason Gisser Band. They would kill at a festival like that. New band coming up selling out venues. it would be perfect for the festival and the band and all their fans. check em out.
    www.thejasongisserband.com

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  21. Hip Hop ... can Justin Bieber, Kanye etc be far behind. Yikes !!!!

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  22. Well I went to whoopstock bitches #fiteback 665 I'll be at wood stock to cant wait ti see all the different styles of music and how its progressed since the original without rock hip hop wouldnt have been inspired so people hating on hip hop rock caused it lol this merely pure speculation I am right though🙊🙉well 💩🤡s peace an love all music is beautiful even rap

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    1. Hip hop did not come from rock, it came from jazz. But yes, I agree there are good artists in every genre, and bad ones.

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  23. Will be an interesting event - new music genres for sure , just hope it is peaceful!

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  24. Yeah....NO....if you're gonna do a Woodstock redo....then only legacy bands should perform. If it was I would so 70's theme it up!!!!! But not for Hip Hop eewww

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  25. how did festival and music become racist. omg help us all

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  26. I agree! Yeah hip-hop is different for this type of event. But, if their going to have it I think the artists should be someone that has the style of rock and hip-hop mixture. I feel that when you call it Woodstock that name itself carries what it's about. But if it's going to be different types of artists then I think the title should be changed. Woodstock was where rocking roll bands was born. No disrespect to hiphop.

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  27. Contempt prior to investigation!

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  28. I truly hope they can put this on without a riot coming up out of it, was at Woodstock and just don't think the young people of today could handle 3 days and nights with out some kind of rioy bursting out over some political shit that i'm sure someone will throw out there just to start a free for all and they will take the bait

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  29. Why you all hating on the type of music. Shouldn't we all go there to meet, to commune, to love, to talk to create? I might be young, but I think alot of the world has lost that hippie spirit, let's work on bringing it back.

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  30. nix on the hip hop. let them have their own "hip stock" festival . don't want any part of that scene. love the idea of a nostalgic festival, true , more to the original peace,love and friendship.


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  31. I'm not a Hip Hop Hater like Unknown (pussy) but I tend to agree........unless they have live musicians they rap to.........No production artists.....Bands Only

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  32. Daft Punk, Bruce Springsteen, Eminem, Ariana Grande, Coldplay, Phish, The Weeknd, Elton John, Bon Jovi, Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, Pink, The Who, Santana, Zac Brown Band, Mumford & Sons, and The Chainsmokers (featuring Syracuse University alumnus Drew Taggart

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  33. How about this for a lineup...NIN..The Cult...Foo Fighters...the Rolling Stones..AC/DC..AEROSMITH...PINK FLOYD...Santana...Black Sabbath...Queen...Tool..REM..Pearl Jam...Joe Satriani...ZZ Top...Joan Jett...give me a minute and I will think of some more bands...

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  34. > SOLUTION: THE PROMOTERS SHOULD JUST PUT UP A SUPER-GIGANTIC VIDEO SCREEN THERE AND RUN THE FIRST, ORIGINAL WOODSTOCK MOVIE FOR THREE DAYS STRAIGHT AT MAXIMUM VOLUME. - - PROBLEM SOLVED. > P.S. THEN SELL, " I SURVIVED THE WOODSTOCK 50 SUPER-MOVIE @ MAXIMUM VOLUME FOR 3 DAYS STRAIGHT " T-SHIRTS.

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  36. Come on people now, smile on your brother, everybody get together and try and love one another right now!
    ❤❤❤

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  37. Repeat the last comment. Let's all convene together and enjoy. Negatives can watch sports. :)

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  38. Music is the one thing that tends to bring people together... No matter what they play. Peace, Love and Happiness!!!!!! Be happy, dance and enjoy.

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  39. Count me out. I foresee much violence and hate.

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  40. Hip Hop and Pop = Violence and Lip Syncing ?????? Count me out

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  41. Even this has fallen to the Politically Correct BS...

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  42. Humanity will never be capable of recreating the love that happened at the original woodstock. rap music glorifies violence, drugs, objectifying women, and quite literally an entire culture that’s killing our youth. To have any hip hop artist perform at such an event as Woodstock is a disgrace and an insult to the original festival. This must be positive, loving music only. Rock and roll!

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  43. Originally, I was extremely excited for this festival, but these comments deterred that excitement. My generation, yes I’m a millennial, still has music festivals. No, they do not involve violence or politics as some of y’all have assumed. Music festivals are a chance for people to come together and have an experience upon a commonality. I have always heard stories of Woodstock and some of these comments are ruining the magic of those stories. There is still peace and love, but this negativity is what’s going to kill it.

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  44. Free LSD for everyone. Free weed for everyone. Free speed for everyone.
    Tune in Turn on Drop out. Lets all get naked and roll in the mud. Walk around with your junk out pissing everywhere. Shit in the stream where everyone is swimming. WOW what a f'n great time. Oh yeah wheres the food?

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  45. nobody is going to show up to that shit specially with hip hop and rap

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  46. Isn't it a Rock and Roll show? Let Hiphop artists conduct their own festival. Same as when they induct rap artists into the R&R HOF. Sad state of affairs.

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