Woodstock 50 Announces Oppenheimer & Co. As Financial Advisor
The Woodstock 50 team announced this morning that Oppenheimer & Co. will be the festival’s new financial advisor to complete financing for the festival. Over the past few months, Woodstock 50, the festival commemorating the 1969 event, has faced several hardships. Then, earlier this month, their financial backing partner... Read more
Woodstock 50 Still In Question, Dentsu Not Obligated To Return $18M
After Woodstock 50’s financial backer Dentsu pulled out of the event, the festival was up in the air. Now, a judge ruled that the festival may continue, but Dentsu is not responsible for returning the $18 million it withdrew from the event. As of this week, organizer Michael Lang... Read more
Lang Releases Statement Regarding Woodstock 50, Claims Fest Is Not Canceled
UPDATE (as of May 1): Rolling Stone reported today that the festival’s production partner, the entertainment company Superfly, has cut ties with the festival. However, Lang says that he is “finishing up discussions” with other production companies that would like to take Superfly’s place. While Lang says the festival... Read more
Dentsu Claims Woodstock 50th Anniversary Festival Is Canceled
Update (as of April 29): Woodstock 50 organizers deny that the festival has been outright cancelled, telling the Poughkeepsie Journal “Woodstock 50 vehemently denies the festival’s cancellation and legal remedy will (be) sought.” (as of April 30): Founder Michael Lang revealed that the festival is not canceled, noting that... Read more
Woodstock Ticket Prices Announced, Smaller Crowd Expected
As fans prepare to experience the nostalgia-ridden Woodstock 50 this August, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1969 event, festival organizer Michael Lang has revealed the official ticket price. A ticket to Woodstock 50 will cost dramatically more than it did back in 1969; Lang told Bloomberg that... Read more
Woodstock Ticket On Sale Date Delayed, Lang Denies Cancellation Rumors
The highly-anticipated 50-year anniversary festival commemorating 1969’s Woodstock was set to release tickets today, in honor of Earth Day. However, the festival’s on sale date has been delayed, causing rumors to spread about the downfall of the event. Woodstock 50 is slated to run from August 16 to 18... Read more
The Black Keys Pull Out Of Woodstock 50 Over ‘Scheduling Conflict’
Indie-rockstars of The Black Keys were set to make an appearance at the 50-year anniversary of Woodstock this August, but due to an unspecified “scheduling conflict,” the band will no longer be performing at the highly-anticipated event. “Due to a scheduling conflict, The Black Keys will unfortunately need to... Read more
Woodstock 50 Lineup Revealed: Halsey, The Killers Among Headlining Acts
Halsey and The Killers are among the star-studded list of artists set to headline Woodstock 50, the highly-anticipated event this August celebrating the 50-year anniversary of the 1969 festival. As previously announced, The Black Keys and Dead & Company will also headline the event, along with Santana, Chance The... Read more
Black Keys, Dead & Co., Jay Z To Headline Woodstock 50
Woodstock 50, the upcoming music festival set to celebrate the 50-year anniversary of the 1969 event, will feature headliners the Black Keys, Dead & Co., Jay Z, and Chance the Rapper, Variety reports. Artists like the Killers, Gary Clark Jr., Cage the Elephant, and the Lumineers will take the... Read more
Woodstock 50 Reportedly Faces Financial Issues Ahead of Fest
Woodstock 50, the anniversary event set to take place this August in honor of the original 1969 festival, is reportedly facing financial issues. Michael Lang, creator of the original Woodstock, announced in January that a 50-year anniversary event will take place from August 16 to 18 in Watkins Glen,... Read more