That's right, you read that correctly! LiveNation and the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts are partnering to revive the iconic festival in 2019 for the 50th anniversary.
Michael Lang, the man behind the original Woodstock in 1969, is excited about the revival. "[Woodstock] is the original and most famous festival brand. With the prevalence of festivals out there, and all the excitement about them, maybe it’s time for that," Lang said regarding the Woodstock revival in an interview with the Poughkeepsie Journal.
Taking place on August 16-18, 2019, the festival will host a line-up of renowned artists from all genres and decades as well as TED-style presentations.
The festival tried to come back in the 90's and it didn't do so well. Feel free to see what I mean here. Personally I love the idea of Woodstock. A bunch of hippies coming together to share a moment of music and love might be exactly what this country needs right now. Let's just hope we don't have a repeat of the 1999 attempt of the festival.
Good luck and God speed Woodstock organizers. Rudaroo will see you there!