The pageant of all festivals is coming again this summer season for its 50th anniversary. Woodstock co-founder Michael Lang dropped particulars about how grand the pageant goes to be. The largest shock of all of them is that it’ll not happen on the unique website of Bethel, New York. The iconic location has sadly been deemed too small for what Michael has in thoughts. Woodstock is staying in upstate New York however as a substitute, it’s going to be going down at Watkins Glen International Speedway. Do I hear EDC vibes??
Michael was searching for a website with at the very least 1000 acres of land and entry to services. It will happen between August 16th-18th. Michael revealed some extra particulars to Rolling Stone however can also be holding some surprises for us. Over 40 acts have already been booked throughout all of their phases. When requested about particular acts that shall be performing he had this to say:
“It’ll be an eclectic invoice. It’ll be hip-hop and rock and a few pop and a few of the legacy bands from the unique pageant.”
Whereas most festivals goal a selected viewers Michael desires this one to be open to all. He plans to have Woodstock return to its unique intent and have a social objective, somewhat than only a music pageant. He desires up-and-coming expertise whereas holding the music true to the unique performers 50 years in the past. You can count on some tribute performances to Janis Joplin, the Band, Jefferson Airplane and Joe Cocker.
In 1969 they didn’t have the very best lodging for the pageant goers. Probably on account of them not considering over 400,000 folks would present up. This time round they plan to have a lot better tenting than being within the mud.
“There shall be ‘glamping’ tents and stuff like that. There shall be these varieties of experiences in numerous kinds the place there’s an actual mattress, and there’s a chair to take a seat in and a light-weight bulb. ”
Activism goes to be a paramount a part of the pageant as soon as once more. As said by him there are plenty of issues occurring within the planet proper now and he desires to instill a voice again into youthful generations. He desires folks to become involved with particular subjects like world warming.
Tickets go on sale this February! Stay tuned right here to seek out out proper after they get dropped. This lineup will most probably be launched round that point too. We now start to marvel which DJs would possibly present as much as the anniversary of probably the most well-known pageant. Certainly, Swedish House Mafia would trigger fairly the raucous there.