Woodstock Returning to Original Site for 50th Anniversary

The legendary Woodstock festival first took place back in August 1969 on a dairy farm in the Catskill Mountains northwest of New York City, and it’ll return to its original site, according to Billboard. The Bethel Woods Center for the Arts announced on Friday morning that Woodstock will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a three-day event on Aug. 16 through to Aug. 18.

Live Nation Concerts and INVNT will be organizing the festival, although the artists and ticket prices haven’t been announced. The three-day event does promise a number of live performances from high-profile artists both old and new, as well as some talks from prominent people in various industries.

“Festival goers will also be able to visit the Museum at Bethel Woods,” Bethel Woods Center for the Arts wrote in their announcement. “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.”

Darlene Fedun, CEO of Bethel Woods, added, “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.”

source: complex.com BY

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