Woodstock 1969’s Co-Producer and Co-Founder Michael Lang has introduced the return the legendary Woodstock Music & Arts Fair for its ficial 50th anniversary celebration. Woodstock 1969 was billed as “three Days Peace & Music,” and 50 years later, Woodstock 50 will give generations followers the chance to hitch collectively within the pageant’s foundational intent concord and compassion.
The three-day occasion will happen from Friday, August 16th by Sunday, August 18th in Watkins Glen – situated in Upstate New York. Lang has put collectively a world-class group for curation and onsite pageant manufacturing. Woodstock 50 would be the solely licensed commemoration the long-lasting 1969 pageant and can characteristic an incredible lineup.
To commemorate the motion that outlined a era youth, a restricted quantity discounted pre-sale tickets can be accessible to varsity college students ages 18-25, by the top January. The lineup and normal on-sale data can be introduced over the approaching weeks.
“It’s time to place the hypothesis to relaxation and ficially announce that Woodstock 50 is occurring,” states Lang. “The authentic pageant in ’69 was a response by the youth the time to the causes we felt compelled to battle for – civil rights, ladies’s rights, and the antiwar motion, and it gave approach to our mission to share peace, love and music. Today, we’re experiencing related disconnects in our nation, and one factor we’ve discovered is that music has the ability to convey folks collectively. So, it’s time to convey the Woodstock spirit again, get entangled and make our voices heard.”
The 1,000 acres greenfield at Watkins Glen International and the encompassing space will make for ample area for attendees to take pleasure in in revelry and group, and expansive phases primed for one--a-kind performances. The pageant grounds may even characteristic lodging experiences for tents, RVs, vans, and extra premium tenting choices.
“The authentic web site in Bethel is fantastic, however a lot too small for what we’re envisioning,” says Lang. “Watkins Glen International provides us the flexibility to create one thing not like every other commemorative occasion and one thing uniquely Woodstock,” he provides. Watkins Glen International additionally has a spot in music pageant historical past as the house to Summer Jam in 1973. “It’s a good looking location and a great web site,” mentioned Lang, noting that when he first noticed it, he felt “a direct emotional connection to the land.”
The pageant may have three primary phases, bringing collectively greater than 60 the largest names and rising expertise in rock, hip hop, pop and nation. Music followers can anticipate present artists and distinctive collaborations, but additionally tribute performances respiratory new life into some Woodstock’s iconic moments. “It can be primarily up to date expertise, however the legacy acts can be represented and honored,” states Lang.
And in true Woodstock type, a key component the 50th anniversary pageant can be matching music with function – particularly sustainability and advocacy. Nonprit and cause-driven organizations can be an enormous half the expertise, with programming and activations onsite, together with screenings, panels and artwork installations. Highly curated ‘neighborhoods’ will characteristic extra intimate and distinctive experiences – with artwork kinds from music to comedy, spoken phrase to movie and superb meals ferings.
“The Woodstock 50th Anniversary can be about sharing an expertise with nice artists and inspiring folks to get educated and concerned within the social points impacting everybody on the planet,” Lang says. “It’s so inspiring to see younger folks at this time channeling their ardour into causes they care about. That’s one thing that’s at all times been an element Woodstock’s mission, and it’s an enormous focus on the 50th pageant.”
Lang can be working hand-in-hand with Schuyler County and native and state companies to convey Woodstock 50 to life. “I need to fer heartfelt thanks upfront to the State Police, Sheriff’s Department and your complete Schuyler County Administration, State Department Health, and course the governor this nice state, which has embraced the Woodstock legacy,” says Lang.
He added that “we really feel we now have the proper group in place and look ahead to working with all the companies to create a profitable and historic occasion for the state New York and Schuyler County.”
The Woodstock 50th anniversary emblem was created by award-winning Los Angeles-based artist Kii Arens. Arens’ creative profession started when he grew to become Michael Lang’s assistant for the 1994 Woodstock Festival. He has created poster and branding work for Coachella, The Hollywood Bowl, and a whole bunch musicians throughout all genres.
The Woodstock 50th anniversary is being produced underneath license from Woodstock Ventures. Woodstock Ventures was based by Michael Lang, Joel Rosenman and the late John Roberts. Together, the co-founders together with Artie Kornfeld, produced the historic 1969 Woodstock Festival. Kornfeld can be rejoining the group to have fun and put collectively Woodstock 50.
Additional particulars can be launched within the coming weeks, together with lineup and ticket data, in addition to sponsors, and nonprit companions.