Woodstock: By the Time We Get There It Will Be 50

The wait is over as Woodstock producer and co-founder Michael Lang says there will be an official 50th celebration of the music’s most iconic festival.

“Woodstock 50 is coming next August — August 16th through 18th,” says Lang. “It will be in New York State at Watkins Glen. It’s a venue that’s ideal for this kind of event. It’s a thousand acres of greenfield with infrastructure and a musical history.”

The Watkins Glen International Speedway was the site for Summer Jam, which once received the Guinness Book of World Records entry for the “largest audience at a pop festival” when an estimated 600,000 showed up to see The Allman Brothers BandThe Band and The Grateful Dead perform on July 28th, 1973.

Ticket information and the initial line-up of more than 60 acts for Woodstock 50 will be announced next month, but Lang says it will be worth the wait.

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