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Woodstock Returns Again on the Festival’s 50th Anniversary

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Melody Bot, Jan 9, 2019.

  1. Melody Bot

    Your friendly little forum bot. Staff Member

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    New York Times:


    Half a century later, in a music market already jammed with big-ticket festivals, could another Woodstock muster the same impact?

    Michael Lang, one of the producers of the original event, is betting that it can. From Aug. 16 to 18 — almost exactly 50 years after the first Woodstock — he will present an official anniversary festival, Woodstock 50, in Watkins Glen, N.Y., with ambitions to not only attract a huge multigenerational audience but to rally those fans around a message of social activism.

     
  2. BradBradley

    Regular

    But do we think they can get Limp Bizkit to return?
     
  3. AlwaysEvolving21

    TJ Dohner Supporter

    I used to be obsessed with wanting to go to Woodstock as a kid, but this could be either really cool or really bad haha.

    Gonna super expensive too, I bet.
     
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  4. domotime2

    It's an Albany Expression Prestigious

    Green day, limp bizkit, Neil young (and any artist still alive and playing from 69 fest) headliners
     
  5. Steve_JustAGuy

    Trusted

    I'd rather re-read this Twitter thread than go to this.
     
  6. BradBradley

    Regular

    Hahaha. That’s awesome. Well, one was the most legendary, iconic music festival of all time and the other devolved into a literal dumpster fire. Hmmm... tough choice!
     
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  7. Essie

    Regular

    Santana! The world needs “Smooth (Live From Woodstock)”
     
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  8. bd007h

    chorus.fm's resident Meg Myers fan #GoSabres/Bills

    If organized properly and depending on the lineup I think this is awesome, and depending on costs and individual day lineups may be interested in going since it's only an hour and 40 minutes from me.
     
  9. bd007h

    chorus.fm's resident Meg Myers fan #GoSabres/Bills

    If they learned anything from 1999, they'll be smart to not book Limp Bizkit haha.

    I've heard the lineup will span multiple eras and genres past and present so it'll be interesting to see who gets booked.
     
  10. RobJGolde

    Wrecked 'em? Damn near killed 'em!

    Rewatching the Woodstock 99 footage is pretty surreal though. What a weird time the late 90s were.

    That being said, if managed and executed properly, this could be awesome.
     
  11. domotime2

    It's an Albany Expression Prestigious



    i mean if i could time travel... i would go here. no question
     
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  12. nickdr921

    Newbie

    they should get dead and company to play
     
  13. russvanderhoof

    pizza.~ Supporter

    We want Bruce.~
     
  14. RobJGolde

    Wrecked 'em? Damn near killed 'em!

    Bruce would 100% play. I’d love to see how many different acts from different genres they would get on this bill.

    Also, The Who should play since they were at the 1st Woodstock. I saw them in Atlantic City in summer 2017 and they’ve still got it.
     
  15. somethingwitty

    Regular

    Green Day and Nine Inch Nails based on how amazing their '94 performances were. NIN covered in mud is one of thr strangest live shows ive ever seen...
     
  16. metallikunt

    I'm in love with the ordinary

    Now we just need to wait until 2023 and we can have the 30th anniversary of Waynestock!

    Schwing
     
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  17. BradBradley

    Regular

    ”If you book them, they will come... again.” - Jim Morrison
     
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