Tag Archives: Woodstock 50

Surprise! Woodstock 50 is canceled

Posted by on July 31, 2019

While this news may NOT shock you, Woodstock 50 is officially off. According to Variety, the fifty year Anniversary celebration originally scheduled for August 16th-18th has been called off. Vendors and stakeholders were notified this morning (31st) as we’ve seen headliners drop like flies this week. Artists such as Miley Cyrus, Jay-Z, the Raconteurs, the […]

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Woodstock 50 “Considering all options” following multiple rejections from Vernon Downs, submits third Permit application

Posted by on July 22, 2019

Following the rejection last Tuesday (16th) of a third appeal to hold the event at Vernon Downs, Woodstock 50 has provided a new statement regarding its status. According to Pitchfork, an event spokesperson said that organizers are “considering all options” for putting on Woodstock 50. “Woodstock 50 is disappointed that the Town of Vernon has […]

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Woodstock 50 organizers to hold open house

Posted by on July 15, 2019

The Woodstock 50 saga continues as it was just last week when another permit was denied for a new venue. With just thirty-one days to go, there’s still no guarantees on a venue nor are tickets up for sale for the event that’s promised to be a “world-class” and historic event.” Despite the festival’s uncertainty, […]

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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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Woodstock 50’s co-founder Michael Lang promises event will happen

Posted by on May 3, 2019

Woodstock 50 is currently scheduled to kick off in 106 days and as of Monday (29th), we are confused to see if this event is really happening. According to co-founder Michael Lang, he insists the three-day-festivities is still a go. The festival is currently scheduled for the weekend of August 16-18th in Watkins Glen, New […]

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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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