Woodstock Anniversary Festival announced
A Woodstock anniversary festival has been announced. The Bethel Woods Music and Culture Festival is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the legendary festival next August, from 16 to 18.
2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock Festival
. The iconic event took place between August 15–18, 1969, and attracted an audience of more than 400,000 people. The event was held at a dairy farm near White Lake, in Bethel, NY owned by Max Yasgur. The first artist playing at Woodstock festival was Richie Havens
, on August, 15. Joan Baez, Ravi Shankar, Arlo Guthrie
and others also played that day.
Through three crazy days, artists like Bob Dylan, Santana, Grateful Dead, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Canned Heat, Janis Joplin, The Who, Sly and The Family Stone, Jefferson Airplane, Joe Cocker, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
and, of course, Jimi Hendrix
performed at the festival.
Now, 50 years later, the festival is back to celebrate its golden anniversary. This will be one of the several celebratory events that are planned for 2019 and it will be organized by Woodstock co-founder Michael Lang, backed by Live Nation. According to the new festival website
, the Bethel Woods Music and Culture Festival will be a “pan-generational cultural event” featuring “three days of memorable experiences with live performances from prominent and emerging artists spanning multiple genres and decades, and TED-style talks from leading futurists and retro-tech experts.”
More news such as the lineup, ticket information and also non-musical experiences will be revealed in the new future.