Is Woodstock 50 Canceled? Reports Say Yes, but Co-Founder Michael Lang Says It’s Still Happening

Rock Cellar Magazine

Whether or not the Woodstock 50 concert event is happening in Watkins Glen, New York in August is apparently something up in the air, despite reports Monday that it was canceled.

After that initial story came out, which included a statement from festival investors that said, in no plain terms, that Dentsu Aegis Network’s Amplifi Live, a partner of Woodstock 50, has decided to cancel the festival citing production concerns, Woodstock co-founder Michael Lang issued a statement on his Facebook page refuting the report:

We are committed to ensuring that the 50th anniversary of Woodstock is marked with a festival deserving of its iconic…

Posted by Michael Lang on Monday, April 29, 2019

The lineup for Woodstock 50 was announced on March 20 and featured acts including Jay-Z, Miley Cyrus, the Killers, Dead & Company, the Raconteurs and more, but tickets did not go on sale and there was rampant speculation as to whether the event, which was scheduled for August 16-18 at Watkins Glen, New York, would even take place.

The other event put on to celebrate Woodstock, the Bethel Woods Music and Culture Festival, is set for Aug. 15 – 18 and features Santana, Ringo Starr and more.

So, will it or won’t it happen? It remains to be seen, but stay tuned. Clarity should reveal itself soon enough.


  • S Smith says:

    Leave Woodstock alone. After the Woodstock 2 disaster they shouldn’t even try to do another one.

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