Sunday, 14 February 2016
Woodstock to return in 2019
Woodstock organiser Michael Lang, who promoted the original ‘three days of peace and music’ with John P. Roberts, Joel Rosenman and Artie Kornfeld in August 1969, has revealled that Woodstock will return in 2019, presumably at a location near Bethel in New York, although the promoter is currently scouting out a number of different locations. The 2019 edition may be joined by an international sister event, and Lang says he sees an annual Woodstock festival continuing on past 2019’s 50th anniversary event. Woodstock is “the original and most famous festival brand” Lang tells the Poughkeepsie Journal adding “With the prevalence of festivals out there, and all the excitement about them, maybe it’s time [for an annual event].” Around 350,000 fans attended the first large-scale Woodstock anniversary concert, Woodstock ’94, from 12 to 14 August 1994. Held on Winston Farm in Saugerties, New York.