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After trying everything to make it work, Woodstock 50 officially cancelled

Woodstock 50 has officially bitten the dust. Woodstock 50’s tumultuous months-long saga of logistical nightmares has come to an anticlimactic end with the event’s official cancellation, just weeks before it was set to take place. A series of major operational hurdles over the last few months proved to be too much for Woodstock co-founder Michael […]

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After trying everything to make it work, Woodstock 50 officially cancelled

Woodstock 50 has officially bitten the dust. Woodstock 50’s tumultuous months-long saga of logistical nightmares has come to an anticlimactic end with the event’s official cancellation, just weeks before it was set to take place. A series of major operational hurdles over the last few months proved to be too much for Woodstock co-founder Michael […]

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Woodstock 50 organizers convinced festival can be revived in Maryland

Woodstock 50‘s saga continues, with organizers attempting to resuscitate the dying festival one last time by moving location to Maryland. The target destination is the Merriwether Post Pavilion in the city of Columbia, with the targeted dates of August 16-18. Should the the festival successfully come together in time following the venue switch, more challenges […]

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Woodstock 50 denied venue permit in Oneida County

2019 remains a cursed year for Woodstock 50 as the anniversary event continues to face logistical nightmare after logistical nightmare. The festival, which according to the official website’s live countdown still takes place in a month and still boasts acts like The Killers, Dead & Company, Jay-Z, and Chance the Rapper, lost its original venue […]

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Woodstock 50 organizers have their eyes on a smaller location following Watkins Glen permit loss

Despite numerous cancellation rumors, the loss of key investors, and most recently the loss of their location permit, Woodstock 50 is still apparently on. The festival is reportedly seeking a permit to host its event at Vernon Downs, a horse racing and casino town in Oneida County, near Utica, New York. The location change comes […]

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Woodstock 50 suffers another devastating blow with venue loss

For the organizers of Woodstock‘s 50th anniversary, things were (kind of) looking up since the “official” cancellation announcement in April 2019. After the arrival of another last-minute investor, the event seemed to be somewhat salvageable. However, the iconic festival brand has just hit another roadblock, ultimately unable to secure venue permits for the use of […]

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Judge rules in Woodstock 50’s favor, festival can continue but remains in deep financial trouble

The fate of Woodstock 50 is now slightly clearer, albeit bleaker, as the New York Supreme Court recently ruled that the anniversary mega-fest may continue, but that Dentsu—the Japanese conglomerate that invested $18 million in the event—is not required to return their investment. Woodstock 50 has been in limbo since Dentsu rescinded their investment last month; […]

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Woodstock 50 founder in a jam to secure funding, alleges investors ‘illegally swept’ millions from festival

The build up to Woodstock’s 50th-anniversary, commemorative festival has been a tumultuous one to say the least. But original Woodstock co-founder, Michael Lang, maintains the festival will go on as planned, sans funding from core initial investors at Dentsu Aegis Network (Amplifi Live). It’s safe to say the two entities did not part amicably. Lang […]

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Rumors of Woodstock 50 cancellation loom as online ticket sales stall

Before it even gets off the ground, it looks like Woodstock 50 might be a bust. According to Michael Lang, co-founder of the original 1969 affair and organizer of this year’s anniversary festival, concerns of the event’s cancellation are being dispelled as “rumors,” though an email went out to booking agents on Friday April 19 […]

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Woodstock shares 50th anniversary lineup topped by Dead & Company, JAY-Z, Chance The Rapper, Halsey, and more

After months of anticipation, Woodstock 50 organizers have at last shared the full lineup for the festival’s half century anniversary. John Fogerty, Santana, Country Joe McDonald, Canned Heat and Hot Tuna, and John Sebastian, who all appeared at the 1969 event will perform at Woodstock 50, in homage to the festival’s original lineup. The Grateful […]

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