WOODSTOCK 50 lineup Announced & is Getting Slammed on Twitter

 
 

A festival to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Woodstock will take place this summer, three-day event August 16-18 in Watkins Glen, New York—not the original Woodstock site in Bethel, New York.

Promoters said “It’ll be an eclectic bill.... It’ll be hip-hop and rock and some pop and some of the legacy bands from the original festival.” He also said, “We’re also looking for unique collaborations, maybe some reunions and a lot of new and up-and-coming talent.” In addition, Lang expressed hope for tribute performances to artists who played the original Woodstock, like Janis Joplin and Jefferson Airplane, among others.

They also want activism to be part of Woodstock 50. “We want this to be more than just coming to a concert,” he said. “And hopefully a lot of the bands will become part of this effort to get people to stand up and make themselves heard, to get and out vote. And if they don’t have a candidate that represents their feelings, to find one—or to run themselves.” Lang told The Times that organizers expect to sell 100,000 three-day passes to Woodstock 50.

Lang also discussed Woodstock ’99, which was marred by accounts of violence and sexual assault. “’99 was more like an MTV event than a Woodstock event, really. I take some responsibility for that. It was also kind of an angry time in music,” he told The NY Times. In addition, Lang told Rolling Stone, “Woodstock ’99 was just a musical experience with no social significance.... It was just a big party. With this one, we’re going back to our roots and our original intent. And this time around, we’ll have control of everything.”

How does this line up say social significance? it looks more like a Coachella show

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