Fifty years after the original Woodstock Music & Art Fair promised "three days of peace and music," one of its original organizers announced Wednesday that he is putting together Woodstock 50 for this summer. The event will be held over three days — Aug. 16 to 18 — on a 1,000-acre green space in Watkins Glen in upstate New York, near the Finger Lakes.
While the artist lineup will not be announced until next month, when tickets go on sale to the general public, The New York Times reported Wednesday that organizer Michael Lang is planning to book "a mixture of legacy bands, current pop and rap stars and, possibly, some news-making combinations."
To encourage younger attendees, the festival will offer a limited number of discounted passes for college students aged 18 to 25, which will go on sale by the end of January.
According to a interview with Lang published Wednesday in Rolling Stone, the 2019 team has already booked more than 40 acts to appear at the event. Lang suggested to the magazine that there would be tributes honoring some of the original Woodstock festival artists, including Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane, The Band and Joe Cocker.