Woodstock 50 Is No Longer Happening
Organizers say “we don’t believe the production of the festival can be executed as an event worthy of the Woodstock Brand name.”Officials Dentsu Aegis Network, which is funding the festival, released the following statement to Billboard :
“It’s a dream for agencies to work with iconic brands and to be associated with meaningful movements. We have a strong history of producing experiences that bring people together around common interests and causes which is why we chose to be a part of the Woodstock 50th Anniversary Festival. But despite our tremendous investment of time, effort and commitment, we don’t believe the production of the festival can be executed as an event worthy of the Woodstock Brand name while also ensuring the health and safety of the artists, partners and attendees.”
The statement goes on, “As a result and after careful consideration, Dentsu Aegis Network’s Amplifi Live, a partner of Woodstock 50, has decided to cancel the festival. As difficult as it is, we believe this is the most prudent decision for all parties involved.”
Who was scheduled to perform? Rapper, Jay-Z, The Killers, Dead & Co and Imagine Dragons were set to headline the 3-day music festival.
When was it supposed to take place? mid-August.
Rumors started to spread that the festival was in danger of cancellation when the ticket on-sale was postponed a couple weeks ago due to issues with permits and finances. But, founder and concert promoter Michael Lang said that they were just that, rumors. It is believed that most of the artists on the lineup have already been paid, along with multiple other expenses costing upward of $30M.
The good thing? They didn’t turn this into another Fyre Festival.