Is Woodstock 50 Festival Not Cancelled After All?

It was just reported that Woodstock 50, the music festival marking the semi-centennial celebration of the original Woodstock, was cancelled.

Well, not so fast...

Earlier this week the company financing the upstate New York event said it was not moving forward, citing concerns it would not live up to the Woodstock name.

But the actual Woodstock 50 team, which includes founder Michael Lang, now vehemently denies it’s cancelled. In a statement the organizers say:

“We are committed to ensuring that the 50th anniversary of Woodstock is marked with a festival deserving of its iconic name and place in American history and culture.”

Adding: “Although our financial partner is withdrawing, we will of course be continuing with the planning of the festival and intend to bring on new partners…The bottom line is, there is going to be a Woodstock 50th Anniversary Festival, as there must be, and it’s going to be a blast.”

So we’ll have to wait and see if Woodstock 50 actually sees the light of day.


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