Woodstock 50 has fallen under concern as rumours that they’re in financial trouble make the rounds. The event being held in Watkins Glen, New York, has finally paid their artists in full following a brief delay.
Event organiser Michael Lang, co-founder of the original 1969 Woodstock festival, promised a “once in a lifetime event” with “an incredible talent lineup of over 80 artists.”
Woodstock 50 looks like it’s in the danger zone after delayed payments and a potential lineup leak. This is gonna be one to keep your eye on.
However, with industry insiders judging the anniversary as high risk, artists require full payment upfront. With the rumours of financial issues whipping around the music industry, the event has been cast under a concerning light. But according to Billboard, “representatives for Woodstock confirmed that organizers had wired several million dollars to several major talent agencies representing acts playing Woodstock 50.”
Following this payment, an accidental leak of artists seems to have come out. Dead and Company, The Killers, Imagine Dragons, Chance the Rapper, and Santana are allegedly billed to play the festival, however until an official lineup is dropped, we’ll have to wait and see. And with Santana confirmed to play the competing event on the same weekend, we’re not too sure how accurate this leak is. Listed as a confirmed artist on the Bethel Woods Music and Culture Festival website, the jury is still out.