Woodstock 50 is going down this summer August 15th, 16th and 17th and some more crucial info has been released! There was a public meeting that went down last week (WED 3/27) right in Watkins Glen. This is the first of a planned series of monthly meetings to update all the locals on everything that's happening with the festival. During that meeting, some logistics were revealed including ticketing info, lineup info each day by stage, number of stages and more.
Woodstock 50 will have 3 main stages: Peace, Love and Music + they are adding a fourth acoustic stage called "The Garden Stage" and a fifth TBA stage for comedians and other performers. You can see the breakdown of all four stages and each lineup day by day on the below poster (According to BrooklynVegan)
According to: The Poughkeepsie Journal, few more logistical details were revealed, as well. One of them was the festival’s running time each day: current plans are for sets to begin at 11 AM and run until midnight, except for Dead and Co. on Saturday night, whose performance is to run two and a half hours and end at 1 AM.
Tickets to Woodstock 50 are set to go on sale on Earth Day, April 22, but pricing details are still to be announced.
According to Brooklyn Vegan: Festival promoters did say at the meeting that they are not currently planning on selling single-day tickets, only multiple-day passes, including ones that come with camping and “glamping” options. Festival organizer Michael Lang, co-creator of the original 1969 festival, said the decision not to sell single-day tickets has to do with traffic, WBNG reports:
“It’s really to simplify the traffic patterns. We don’t want people coming in and out on a daily basis it seems that would create more problems than we need and frankly anyone who is interested in coming should come for the three days,” said Lang.
Campsites will be limited to four people each, and campsite sales will reportedly be capped at 27,000.
Lang also brought up the troubled, chaotic 30th anniversary edition of Woodstock with Syracuse.com, Woodstock ’99, saying that this year’s edition wouldn’t make the same mistakes. “In the end, it was partially my fault,” he said, “partially the fault of the fans of Insane Clown Posse who were running amok all weekend. But at the end of the show, the Chili Peppers were on stage closing the festival. They had been given permission to hand out candles, and that was a mistake. [People] started to set things on fire, and it started to grow.” He also blamed “angry” music of the era, mentioning Limp Bizkit’s “Break Stuff” as an example. “The music we have this time is not angry, it’s very progressive and very socially relevant,” he said.
Lang has been outspoken about criticism of the eclectic Woodstock 50 lineup; speaking to TMZ, he said that “Woodstock purists” should “kind of get over it, really. We cannot just have an oldies show. This is not Oldchella or Desert Trip, this is really a contemporary Woodstock for today.”