Woodstock Promoter Planning 50th Anniversary Event
Original Woodstock promoter Michael Lang is in the early stages of planning a 50th anniversary festival in 2019. Lang reportedly told Rolling Stone that “We’re starting to think about it now.”
The original Woodstock saw hundreds of thousand of fans gather in Bethel, NY August 15-18, 1969 for performances by legends like the Grateful Dead, The Who, Jefferson Airplane, Jimi Hendrix, The Band, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Janis Joplin, Sly & The Family Stone, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Santana, Ravi Shankar, Richie Havens, Joan Baez, Arlo Guthrie and many more. Two other “Woodstock” festivals were held in 1994 and 1999, though neither event was nearly as successful as the original.