Woodstock 50 Has Finally Been Canceled
The organizers of Woodstock 50 have finally accepted what the rest of have known for months and have officially announced the cancelation of the event.
The 50th anniversary celebration of the original Woodstock, which was set to take place in mid-August in Upstate New York, first started experiencing problems in April when tickets didn’t go on sale as planned and rumors began circling that the fest was having problems. Since then it’s been one issue after another, with a major financial backer pulling funding, two production companies bailing, the festival being denied permits at THREE separate locations, the hiring of a former lawyer for Donald Trump… and all the while, the festival organizers insisting Woodstock 50 would go on. With many of the artists scheduled to perform having already been paid partially or in full — including Robert Plant, Santana, the Killers, Grandson, Fever 333, Dead and Company, Greta Van Fleet, Rival Sons and more — I certainly don’t blame the organizers for doing everything in their power to try to resuscitate it. Still, it seemed an inevitability that the fest would meet its maker sooner or later.
Maybe next year? Woodstock 51 doesn’t have quite the same ring to it… but ya never know.