Woodstock Music and Art Fair to have fun 50th anniversary with 2019 pageant

Woodstock Music and Art Fair to have fun 50th anniversary with 2019 pageant

It’s been almost 50 years since a whole bunch of hundreds of individuals flocked to Bethel, New York for the seminal Woodstock Music and Art Fair. A lineup of music icons like Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Janis Joplin, and numerous others drew greater than 400,000 folks to a 600-acre dairy farm within the Catskill Mountains for 4 days of festivities in August 1969.

2019 will mark 50 years since this pivotal second in music historical past, and the occasion’s authentic founders and promoters are rumored to have one thing unbelievable within the works to mark the event: an anniversary pageant. Michael Lang, one of many co-creators of Woodstock, lately informed the Poughkeepsie Journal that “we’ve particular plans.” He didn’t increase to incorporate who could be performing or the place the occasion could be going down, noting that “this isn’t a performed deal but. But it’s very shut.”

He additionally added that the anniversary pageant might be targeted on sustainability, activism, and social justice — themes that “hopefully encourage folks to get entangled with our lives on the planet.”

An official announcement might be coming quickly, Lang mentioned.

H/T: Poughkeepsie Journal