Tag Archives: Woodstock

Woodstock architect Michael Lang passes away at age 77

Posted by on January 10, 2022

  Michael Lang was one of the masterminds behind the concept of the Woodstock Music Festival. The music producer, promoter, and artist manager passed away on Friday, January 8th at Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Lang died of complications from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma a representative said. In 1968, Lang and Miami club owner Marshall […]

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Woodstock 50 moves to Maryland, artists drop out, event could be free (if it happens)

Posted by on July 29, 2019

Woodstock 50 may have found a new venue, and it’s not in New York. The event is now in talks to be held at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland, one hour outside of Washington, D.C. On Thursday (25th), Variety reported that Woodstock organizer Michael Lang was in talks with Seth Hurwitz, owner of Washington, […]

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Woodstock 50 denied permit for new venue

Posted by on July 11, 2019

Woodstock 50 was dealt yet another blow on Tuesday (9th) when their event permit for Vernon Downs was rejected by Oneida County. Oneida County ExecutiveAnthony Picente Jr. told Variety that the event’s application for the venue came too late and that “what they have submitted to date has not met many of the requirements” to […]

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Woodstock 50 loses Watkins Glen event site, possible new venue in the works

Posted by on June 11, 2019

Woodstock 50 was dealt another existential blow with the announcement that Watkins Glen International Racetrack had terminated the event’s site license. Said the venue in a statement Monday: “Watkins Glen International terminated the site license for Woodstock pursuant to provisions of the contract. As such, WGI will not be hosting the Woodstock 50 Festival.” Tim […]

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Woodstock 50 promoter accuses former investor of “Sweeping” festival funds

Posted by on May 8, 2019

In the ongoing soap opera that is the Woodstock 50 anniversary festival, promoter Michael Lang has now accused his former investor Dentsu Aegis and it’s investing arm Amplifi Live of “sweeping” $17 Million from the festival’s bank accounts. “Initially I had some concerns about linking an organization like Dentsu to Woodstock,” writes Lang in a […]

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Is Woodstock 50 cancelled?

Posted by on April 29, 2019

There seems to be a bit of confusion on whether or not Woodstock 50 will take place this August and no, it has nothing to do with the lineup. A spokesperson for Dentsu Aegis, the Japanese financial partner of Woodstock 50 has revealed the anniversary festival has been called off. Billboard, Consequence of Sound, and […]

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Lollapalooza & Woodstock skimp on metal

Posted by on March 20, 2019

While celebrities use metal t-shirts as a fashion trend, major award ceremonies and festivals have sadly been snubbing the heavy genre. Within the last two days, we’ve seen major festival announcements that have very few heavy artists on the lineup despite how both festivals originated. And of course, we’re talking about Woodstock and Lollapalooza. Despite […]

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Music Vault releases 12,000+ live video recordings on YouTube

Posted by on July 9, 2014

Seemingly overnight, a whopping 12,000 rare live recordings spanning the last 50 years and including some of the biggest names in the entire rock and roll world were released on YouTube yesterday, and they all came from the same place, MusicVault.com’s official YouTube channel. The videos range from recordings of  The Who in 1970 to […]

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