Woodstock’s 50th Anniversary Festival Has Been Cancelled

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Update 4/30: This is a mess. The investors pulled out and issued the below statement. However, now the festival organizers are ensuring the event will still take place. See the developing story here via Pitchfork.

With the 50th anniversary of Woodstock festival this year. they had huge plans to put on a new revised festival in it’s name. However, this plans have just been called off. Billboard has just reported that the festival that was previously announced to take place August 16-18 in Watkins Glen has been cancelled. The festival organizers somehow never obtained the mass gathering permit that’s obviously needed for a festival. Talk about an L…

The lineup was set to include artists like Chance The Rapper, The Killer, Jay-Z, Halsey, Cage The Elephant and many more.

“Despite our tremendous investment of time, effort and commitment, we don’t believe the production of the festival can be executed as an event worthy of the Woodstock Brand name while also ensuring the health and safety of the artists, partners and attendees.” – Woodstock 50 funder Dentsu Aegis Network via statement

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