It looks like Woodstock is seriously moving forward with its massive 50th year celebration. Michael Lang, one of the festival’s original promoters, describes “definite plans” for a 2019 event in a new report.
An official announcement is in the works and Lang promises it’s coming soon. “This is not a done deal yet,” he clarifies, “But it’s very close.” The Poughkeepsie Journal has the inside scoop.
A leaked pitch deck from the festival also lists a number of artists who could potentially be approached, including Chance The Rapper, Pink, Mumford and Sons, Lumineers, Neil Young, Phish, Joan Baez, Bon Jovi, Elton John, The Doobie Brothers, Daft Punk, Swedish House Mafia, deadmau5, and Skrillex. Avicii’s name also appears on the deck, proving that this has been in the works since at least April before the producer’s death.
“I’m excited. I am indeed,” Lang adds.
After co-creating the original Woodstock ’69 and two follow-ups in ’94 and ’99, Lang is bringing the iconic music festival back. Hopefully, in Bethel, NY where the inaugural event took place.
The original music festival took place in Bethel from August 15 to August 18, 1969.
It sounds like Woodstock’s 50th anniversary is going to be hype!