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Can you believe that it’s been 50 years since the ground-breaking, history-making Woodstock Festival?
Woodstock Festival is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, with an epic anniversary concert featuring some of the world’s biggest musicians. More than 80, if we’re counting!
So far, Jay-Z, The Killers, and Dead & Company will each be headlining one day of the three day event, with the likes of Miley Cyrus, Santana, Chance the Rapper, Imagine Dragons, Robert Plant and The Sensational Space Shifters, the Black Keys and so many more artists also signed up to perform.
The festival will take place between August 16 and August 18 in Watkins Glen International Racetrack in New York – just 115 miles away from the original site of the festival that took place in 1969.
Woodstock co-founder Michael Lang said that despite the 50-year gap, 2019 and 1969 are “spookily” similar, and the message of love and peace is just as relevant today as it was back in ’69…
“It’s kind of spooky how similar things are,” Michael Lang said.
“How some of the things that we thought we’d gone past in the last 50 years — the racial divides, care for the environment and women’s rights — now we have Black Lives Matter and the #MeToo movement and climate deniers and another (expletive) in the White House.
“So, it’s very similar.”
Tickets for the three-day festival go on sale on April 22, which also happens to be Earth Day. Coincidence? We think not!
Who’s going to get tickets?