50th Anniversary Woodstock Festival Possibly Happening in 2019, Says Organizer

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50th Anniversary Woodstock Festival Possibly Happening in 2019, Says Organizer
Woodstock Festival organizer Michael Lang has revealed that there may be a 50th anniversary Woodstock event. The Rolling Stone report reveals that Lang and the other organizers of Woodstock are considering putting on a new festival that will take place in 2019, 50 years after the original Woodstock.

The original Woodstock festival took place between August 15th-18th in 1969, in Bethel, New York, and was attended by more than 400,000 people. Acts performing at the event included Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, The Who and Richie Havens.


Two official "sequels" to the festival have since been staged. Woodstock 1994 featured performances from Nine Inch Nails, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Green Day, as well as alumni of the original festival.


Woodstock 1999 was less successful than its predecessor, being marred by instances of rape and riots.


It is as yet unknown who the organizers would want to headline the new festival, and whether or not any of the surviving acts from the original festival will return in 2019.

Would you go to a Woodstock 50th anniversary festival? With the number of rock festivals around these days, do you think another Woodstock is necessary? Let us know in the comments.
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