50th Anniversary Woodstock Festival's Coming to Watkins Glen

  • A second festival celebrating the 50th anniversary of Woodstock will take place in upstate New York this summer.
  • Original Woodstock co-founder Michael Lang has announced that his event will take place in Watkins Glen, New York, while a competing event is set for the Bethel Woods Center for Arts in Bethel, New York.
  • Both events have yet to announce their lineups, and both will take place August 16-18.

Taking stock of this summer's Woodstock celebrations, Rolling Stone reports that a second festival commemorating the legendary musical event's 50th anniversary has just been announced. Original Woodstock co-founder Michael Lang tells the outlet that a three-day, 50th-anniversary festival will take place August 16-18 in Watkins Glen, New York. Performers will be announced when tickets go on sale in February, although Lang claims more than 40 artists have already been booked. “It’ll be an eclectic bill,” Lang says. “It’ll be hip-hop and rock and some pop and some of the legacy bands from the original festival.” Lang's event is separate from the three-day “Bethel Woods Music and Culture Festival" taking place over those same dates at The Bethel Woods Center for Arts in Bethel, New York. That event will also feature TED-style talks and has likewise yet to announce its lineup.

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