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Woodstock 50 loses venue and key event producer in a single hour

Woodstock 50 set out to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the iconic American music festival Woodstock. The festival was originally scheduled to be held at Watkins Glen International racecourse from August 16-18, however there have been a variety of setbacks that have resulted in the festival losing the venue completely.

This isn’t the first complication Woodstock 50 have had with the festival organisation. There has been a timeline of hurdles faced by the organisation including postponed ticket sales and court trials with investors. It’s a wonder the festival is still going ahead.

With modernised lineups appealing to 2019 popularity, Woodstock 50 organiser Michael Lang had high hopes and dreams of recreating the “once in a lifetime event”.

Watkins Glen International released a statement explaining that they had “terminated the site license for Woodstock pursuant to provisions of the contract, as such WGI will not be hosting the Woodstock 50 festival.”

To make matters worse, less than an hour after the statement released by the venue, the Woodstock 50 festival producer CID announced that they too would be pulling out of the festival.

“CID Entertainment had been engaged to provide enhanced camping, travel packages and transportation for Woodstock 50. Given developments, we can confirm CID is no longer involved in Woodstock 50 in any capacity.”

Woodstock 50’s lineup was announced in March and was initially set to feature Jay Z, The Killers, Miley Cyrus and Chance The Rapper among the huge list. However in April, The Black Keys pulled out of the festival following a scheduling conflict. Stay tuned for updates.

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June 11, 2019

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