Jimi Hendrix’s Woodstock Performance to Get Theatrical Release
Jimi Hendrix’s entire Woodstock performance will be screened in theaters across the globe, beginning November 26, in honor of the legendary guitarist’s 70th birthday. The film, Hendrix 70: Live At Woodstock, includes the entire concert, with songs like “Voodoo Child (Slight Return),” “Fire,” “Purple Haze” and, of course, “The Star Spangled Banner,” all performed in their original sequence. In addition to the performance itself, the film includes a pre-concert documentary directed by Grammy winner Bob Smeaton ( Beatles Anthology, Festival Express) with interviews with Hendrix’s bandmates Billy Cox and Mitch Mitchell, as well as engineer Eddie Kramer and Woodstock promoter Michael Lang. All of the footage for Hendrix 70: Live At Woodstock has been digitally restored with 5.1 surround sound audio by Kramer, who recorded the Woodstock Festival and also served as Hendrix’s engineer through his career. Tickets to the theatrical screenings have not yet gone on sale, but will be available here. You can watch the trailer for Hendrix 70: Live at Woodstock above.