Woodstock 50 organizers convinced festival can be revived in Maryland
Woodstock 50‘s saga continues, with organizers attempting to resuscitate the precariously situated could-be festival one last time by moving location to Maryland. The target destination is the Merriweather Post Pavilion in the city of Columbia, with the targeted dates of August 16-18.
Should the the festival successfully come together in time following the venue switch, more challenges await. For one, there’s a risk of low attendance on account of general disorganization and because of big-ticket artists like JAY-Z and Dead & Company stepping down from the artist roster. All other artist contracts have also been released, meaning other headliners like Halsey and Miley Cyrus may also choose not to perform.
The show will now be pitched out to the public as a benefit show, with profits geared towards encouraging US voter turnout and climate change protection. In transforming to a benefit show, organizers might be able to receive funds through different channels. A large email and ad campaign has been planned for a final push leading up to the event—and should it succeed, Woodstock 50 might just go down as one of the biggest last-minute win stories of the decade.
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