2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the first edition of the iconic Woodstock festival in August 1969 in New York.
Now the co-creator of the event, Michael Lang, has given rise to rumors that a commemorative edition of the festival may take place next year. The guy has been saying since 2016 that there are plans for the celebration, but now things seem to be more certain.
In an interview with the Poughkeepsie Journal (via Brooklyn Vegan), Lang revealed:
“We have definite plans. I’m excited. I really am. […] There is nothing closed yet, but it is very close. An official announcement will be made shortly.”
“As for this new edition, the co-creator said it will focus on sustainability and social issues, as well as celebrate the festival’s history.”
“We hope to inspire people to express themselves and get involved and go vote to help us save the planet. We’re in trouble and it looks like we’ve been brought back in time in a number of ways. It’s strange how many things are similar to what it was in the late 1960s. Lessons we think we learn seem to be coming back, as if they had not been learned. The progress we have learned in social justice seems to be receding.”
Woodstock has already had two other birthday editions – one in 1994 in the town of Saugerties, and the infamous 1999 edition in Rome, which we tell you about here.
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