Update: Woodstock co-creator Michael Lang has issued a statement saying that the ‘real’ Woodstock 50th anniversary show will be announced soon, and clarifying that this show announced below is not the real Woodstock 2019 show.
Woodstock 2019 has been confirmed in an official announcement. The lineup is currently unknown, but last month Festive Owl reported a rumor that in the spring of this year, a pitch was being made for a 2019 Woodstock festival with Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, Logic, Chance The Rapper, Pink, Lorde, The Weeknd, Coldplay, Kesha, Mumford and Sons, Lumineers, Demi Lovato, Ariana Grande, Eminem, Graham Nash, Neil Young, Santana, The Who, Phish, Joan Baez, Bon Jovi, Elton John, The Doobie Brothers, Zac Brown Band, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, Daft Punk, Swedish House Mafia, Deadmau5, Skrillex, Steve Aoki, and Chainsmokers proposed as artists to attempt to book. Artists being part of a pitch to be booked obviously is vastly different than any of these artists being on the verge of being booked, so the rumor should be taken with a grain of salt at this time.
Together with Live Nation Concerts and INVNT we are joining forces to produce Bethel Woods Music and Culture Festival: Celebrating the golden anniversary at the historic site of the 1969 Woodstock festival! This pan-generational cultural event will feature live music, TED-style talks and special exhibits.
Line-up and tickets announced soon.
Coming August 16-18, 2019, this pan-generational music, culture, and community event will be held at BWCA just 90 minutes from New York City. These three days of memorable experiences will include live performances from prominent and emerging artists spanning multiple genres and decades, and TED-style talks from leading futurists and retro-tech experts. Festival goers will also be able to visit the Museum at Bethel Woods, which tells the story of the 1960s through immersive media, interactive engagements, and artifacts from the 1969 festival, as well as experience the special 2019 exhibit We Are Golden: Reflections on the 50th Anniversary of the Woodstock Festival and Aspirations for an Aquarian Future.
“We are thrilled to partner with Live Nation and INVNT to produce Bethel Woods Music and Culture Festival,” said Darlene Fedun, CEO, BWCA. “Fifty years ago, people gathered peacefully on our site inspired to change the world through music. As the stewards of this historic site, we remain committed to preserving this rich history and spirit, and to educating and inspiring new generations to contribute positively to the world through music, culture, and community.”
The three-day festival will utilize BWCAs’ state-of-the-art venues and facilities. Entertainment villages and a number of bespoke performance areas will be specially created for the occasion. Full details of the event line-up, ticketing, non-musical experiences, and brand activity will be released soon.