Last weekend music fans were in a frenzy over the news of Woodstock’s 50th Anniversary music festival (us included). This weekend, it’s all about the projected headliners. As the rumor mill might have it, Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, and Eminem could be leading the soundtrack of Woodstock in 2019.
Official 50th teasers have begun and The Festive Owl has unleashed a potential leak detailing an event called Journey On. The flyers boast “6+ stages, 35,000+ people, Woodstock legends + more.” The lineup centers around classics, pop, rock, hip hop, latin, country, and — oh yes — EDM. What else could this be if not the Woodstock event we’ve all been waiting for?
According to the flyer, Pearl Jam, Eminem, and Foo Fighters are just some of the artists being approached by the festival. The list goes on: Chance The Rapper, Pink, Lorde, The Weeknd, Coldplay, Kesha, Mumford and Sons, Lumineers, Demi Lovato, Ariana Grande, Graham Nash, Neil Young, Phish, Joan Baez, Bon Jovi, Elton John, The Doobie Brothers, Zac Brown Band, Florida Georgia Line, and Jason Aldean.
In the EDM realm, huge names like Daft Punk, Swedish House Mafia, deadmau5, Skrillex, Steve Aoki, and The Chainsmokers are being thrown around. This sounds ambitious alright, but if any event could pull it off it just might be Woodstock.
Original founder Michael Lang recently confirmed there are “definite plans” for Woodstock’s 50th Anniversary and that he is “indeed” excited about what’s to come. Planners have their sights set on Bethel Woods, NY, the very location of the first Woodstock.
Of course, nothing is set in stone — but view the purported leak below.
Woodstock “Leak” via Festive Owl
LEAK — More info is emerging on a possible Woodstock 50th anniversary celebration(s?) including the possibility of a new event named 'Journey On': 6+ stages, 35,000+ people, Woodstock legends + more.
*This event remains UNCONFIRMED. Although official 50th teasers have started. pic.twitter.com/3PCOMU0tAh
— Festive Owl (@TheFestiveOwl) November 16, 2018
Photo credit: Barry Z Levine