Campaign Live reported that the Woodstock Festival will return in 2019 to celebrate the event’s 50th anniversary. According to the source, the festival is being developed on Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, the historic site of the 1969 event, in partnership with Live Nation and agency Invnt.
The date scheduled is between August 16 and 18, 2019.
“Woodstock 2019 will feature live performances from renowned artists spanning multiple genres and decades. Festivalgoers can also expect TED-style talks and presentations.
“A series of brand activations will be staged selected on the basis that they demonstrate a passion for live music, creative expression and a positive vision for the future.”
Woodstock was a music festival held on a dairy farm in the Catskill Mountains, northwest of New York City, between August 15–18, 1969, which attracted an audience of more than 400,000.
Billed as “An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music”, it was held at Max Yasgur’s 600-acre dairy farm near White Lake in Bethel, New York, 43 miles (70 km) southwest of Woodstock.
Over the sometimes rainy weekend, 32 acts performed outdoors. It is widely regarded as a pivotal moment in popular music history, as well as the definitive nexus for the larger counterculture generation. Rolling Stone listed it as one of the 50 Moments That Changed the History of Rock and Roll.
Woodstock ’99 (also called Woodstock 1999), held between July 22 and 25, 1999, was the second large-scale music festival (after Woodstock ’94) that attempted to emulate the original Woodstock festival of 1969. Like the previous Woodstock festivals, it was held in upstate New York, this time in Rome (roughly 200 miles (320 km) from the site of the original event). Approximately 400,000 people attended the festival.
Cable network MTV covered the concert extensively and live coverage of the entire weekend was available on pay-per-view. Excerpts from the performances were later released on compact disc and DVD. Unlike the previous two incarnations of Woodstock, Woodstock ’99 was portrayed by the media as being marred by violence, rape, and fires.
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