Original Woodstock Founder Confirms 2nd 50th Anniversary Event
Woodstock's 50th Anniversary is sprouting at least a couple of options to celebrate the golden anniversary!
Last week official word came out about Bethel Woods and Live Nation teaming up to throw down with a Woodstock 50th Anniversary celebration.
Since their celebration isn't affiliated with the original Woodstock promoter/ founder they have dubbed it the Bethel Woods Music and Culture Festival a 3-day event that will go down August 16th-18th, 2019 where the new festival will be “celebrating the golden anniversary at the historic site of the 1969 Woodstock festival.” Although the actual festival and dates have been announced we are still waiting for details on the performers.
However, this apparently will not be the only Woodstock 50th Anniversary celebration going on this summer. Original Woodstock promoter and co founder Michael Lang has confirmed (following Bethel's announcement) that he is indeed planning a celebration of his own. According to LiveForLiveMusic Michael's camp has released a statement about his "official anniversary" stating:
While the original site in Bethel remains close to our hearts, it no longer has the capacity to hold a real Woodstock Festival. I’m delighted that Bethel Woods is doing events in the coming year to celebrate what we brought to life in 1969 and I encourage people to visit the museum and concert venue.
Within the next few weeks in the new year, Lang’s team is promising to announce his plans for the
Real Woodstock 50th Festival to bring back the much needed spirit and energy of the 1969 original.
Officially or unofficially it's really the music fans that are going to benefit during the golden anniversary with not one but two celebrations of Woodstock. Now we wait patiently for artist announcements and somehow figure out how we are going to make it to both celebrations.