Round I: Woodstock vs. Woodstock

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The 50th anniversary of the legendary 1969 Woodstock Music & Arts Fair approaches this summer, and two competing festivals have been announced to pay tribute to the granddaddy of all rock fests. Neither one has officially announced many details other than the dates, Friday-Sunday, August 16-18, and the venues – one at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts on the site of the original fest; and the other at Watkins Glen International, helmed by Micheal Lang, the co-producer of the original fest.

Here’s the breakdown so far:

WHAT: BETHEL WOODS MUSIC AND CULTURAL FESTIVAL
WHERE: Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel
WHEN: Friday-Sunday, August 16-18
WHAT: “A new three-day festival of music, culture and community celebrating the golden anniversary at the historic site of the 1969 Woodstock festival… This pan-generational cultural event will feature live music, TED-style talks and special exhibits,” according to the website.
PRODUCERS: Live Nation, INVNT, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
LINE-UP: TBA
TICKET PRICES: TBA
ON SALE DATE: TBA

WHAT: WOODSTOCK 50
WHERE: Watkins Glen International, Watkins Glen
WHEN: Friday-Sunday, August 16-18
WHAT: “The festival will have three main stages, bringing together more than 60 of the biggest names and emerging talent in rock, hip hop, pop and country… bringing the festival back in the true spirit of the original – to unite people in a shared experience with great artists, and encourage active support of equality, inclusion and a shared sustainable future,” according to a press release.
PRODUCERS: Michael Lang, Woodstock Ventures
LINE-UP: TBA
TICKET PRICES: TBA
ON SALE DATE: TBA

Stay tuned for plenty of updates as they are announced…

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