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

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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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    Green Day and RHCP appearances are unforgettable! Mike's Paper Lanterns' bass line and Billie's mud fighting/eating. Rock n roll, ladies and gents
    Woodstock history, right there! I'm pretty sure Mike was sick of that bassline by the time Billie finished his mud-fight with the crowd.
    Woodstock: the gradual decline of rock music. 1969:Hendrix, Joplin, Canned heat, The who, Country joe 1994:Green Day RHCP, NIN 1999 Limp Bizkit et. all 2019:One direction-esque pop music. le sigh...
    94 and 99 both took the heavier more rock-oriented stuff from that era. Why they hell would they suddenly choose 1D for a future one above any other popular act that's more rock? Anyways, I'd take 1994-era NIN over most of the original Woodstock artists.
    Let's not forget the $8 water being sold by the organizers. Wood$to¢k 2019 is a joke I'd rather not be a part of.
    "Woodstock 1999 was less successful than its predecessor, being marred by instances of rape and riots." Not sure what they are expecting to have if they have another one. People are too idiotic and self centered these days to restore what the original Woodstock was all about.
    Does nobody remember laughter anymore? The power of rock is dying because you fools can't see a way out. I believe rock will be king once more by the time 50th Woodstock happens. You just gotta buy albums and STOP WATHCING YOUTUBE! Support rock and lets bring it back
    I was at the "69" Woodstock and Peace, Love & Music was really what it was all about and a lot of drugs. People were cool with it. Now most people don't smoke anymore and meth heads are dangerous. I don't think you can re-do it again without the music from that generation.