READ: Prep Your Peace Signs, Woodstock Is Back With A 3 Day Festival

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It’s been 50 years since Woodstock first graced us with its iconic presence back in 1969. To celebrate, the festival’s original head honcho, Michael Lang, has revealed plans for a 3-day festival in commemoration.

Set to take place August 16th-18th in Watkins, Glen New York, fans of the iconic music fair have the opportunity to join together once more for 72 hrs of peace, love and iconic tunes. Speaking with Rolling Stones, Lang, discussed his vision for the 2019 festival.

‘We want this to be more than just coming to a concert. And hopefully a lot of the bands will become part of this effort to get people to stand up and make themselves heard, to get and out vote,’ stated Lang.

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Paying reference to the notoriously chaotic and disastrous Woodstock of 99, Lang said:

‘Woodstock ’99 was just a musical experience with no social significance. It was just a big party. With this one, we’re going back to our roots and our original intent. And this time around, we’ll have control of everything.’

‘Woodstock, in its original incarnation, was really about social change and activism. That’s a model that we’re bring back to this festival.

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With 40 performers already booked, the festival is looking at having up to 60 artists spanning across multiple stages over a three day period.. The lineup will feature well-known headliners, as well as, up and coming artists. ‘It’ll be an eclectic bill,” Lang says. “It’ll be hip-hop and rock and some pop and some of the legacy bands from the original festival.”

The lineup is still under wraps so we’re yet to see what musical talent will be gracing Woodstock’s 50th anniversary. We will keep you updated on any lineup releases, but until then, dust off ya flares, prep your flower crowns and start making plans to go yo arse to the US this August.


Peace + Love

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Laura Tebb