Woodstock ’99: Peace, Love, and Rage Documentary Coming Soon
Anyone alive and of music-appreciating age in 1999 likely doesn’t need to be reminded of the disaster that was Woodstock ’99, the 30-year celebration of the original Woodstock music festival. With fires, rioting and widespread sexual assault, it was a disaster that was the antithesis of the original Woodstock ethos.
Executive producer Bill Simmons and director Garrett Price have teamed up for a documentary on the infamous festival to be released by HBO titled Woodstock ’99: Peace, Love, and Rage. And a newly released two-minute trailer makes it look as if they fully captured the devastation, debauchery and horror of the event that an estimated 400,000 people attended.
Metallica, Limp Bizkit, Rage Against the Machine, Kid Rock, Insane Clown Posse, Korn, Buckcherry and The Offspring were some of the metal and metal-adjacent acts to perform, and were widely blamed for stoking the pent-up anger of festival attendees that resulted in things falling apart.
Woodstock ’99: Peace, Love, and Rage comes out on July 23 via HBO Max.