Woodstock Music and Art Fair to celebrate 50th anniversary with 2019 festival
It’s been nearly 50 years since hundreds of thousands of people flocked to Bethel, New York for the seminal Woodstock Music and Art Fair. A lineup of music icons like Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Janis Joplin, and countless others drew more than 400,000 people to a 600-acre dairy farm in the Catskill Mountains for four days of festivities in August 1969.
2019 will mark 50 years since this pivotal moment in music history, and the event’s original founders and promoters are rumored to have something incredible in the works to mark the occasion: an anniversary festival. Michael Lang, one of the co-creators of Woodstock, recently told the Poughkeepsie Journal that “we have definite plans.” He didn’t expand to include who would be performing or where the event would be taking place, noting that “this is not a done deal yet. But it’s very close.”
He also added that the anniversary festival will be focused on sustainability, activism, and social justice — themes that “hopefully encourage people to get involved with our lives on the planet.”
An official announcement will be coming soon, Lang said.
H/T: Poughkeepsie Journal