WOODSTOCK: By the Time We Get There It Will Be 50

The wait is over as Woodstock producer and co-founder Michael Lang says there will be an official 50th celebration of the music's most iconic festival.

Woodstock founder and co-producer Michael Lang officially announces Woodstock 50:

Woodstock 50 announcement

The Watkins Glen International Speedway was the site for Summer Jam, which once received the Guinness Book of World Records entry for the "largest audience at a pop festival" when an estimated 600,000 showed up to see The Allman Brothers Band, The Band and The Grateful Dead perform on July 28th, 1973.

Ticket information and the initial line-up of more than 60 acts for Woodstock 50 will be announced next month, but Lang says it will be worth the wait.

Woodstock founder and co-producer Michael Lang on the goal for the line-up of Woodstock 50:

Woodstock 50 lineup

This will be the fourth official Woodstock festival following the first one in 1969, the 25th anniversary celebration in 1994, and the 30th in 1999. But instead of Lang working with his original partners, he has teamed with the folks behind Bonnaroo and the Outside Lands festivals.

Woodstock founder and co-producer Michael Lang on the model for Woodstock 50:

Woodstock 50 message

Like the three previous Woodstock festivals, the grounds of Watkins Glen will be available for camping, RVs, vans and more premium camping options.

For more details, go to Woodstock.com.

  • The original festival featured performances by The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Santana, The Band, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Joe Cocker, Mountain, Richie Havens, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin and many others.

  • This year's celebration will be live streamed and captured for possible release in numerous configurations.
  • Phish were forced to cancel their Curveball festival the same weekend last year at Watkins Glen due to severe flooding.

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