LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The 50th anniversary of a Woodstock song festival, one of a watersheds of a 1960s counterculture movement, will be distinguished in Aug with dual competing events.
Michael Lang, a co-producer of a 1969 Woodstock festival, announced on Wednesday that a central Woodstock Music and Arts Fair would take place from Aug 16-18 during a engine -racing venue in upstate New York.
Last month a Bethel Woods Center for a Arts, a stream owners of a margin where a 1969 festival took place, announced it would symbol a 50th anniversary with a “pan-generational event” on a same dates.
“The strange festival in ‘69 was a greeting by a girl of a time to a causes we felt compelled to quarrel for – polite rights, women’s rights, and a antiwar movement, and it gave approach to a goal to share peace, adore and music,” Lang pronounced in a statement.
“Today, we’re experiencing similar disconnects in a country, and one thing we’ve schooled is that song has a energy to move people together. So, it’s time to move a Woodstock suggestion back, get concerned and make a voices heard.”
The Aug 1969 Woodstock festival, billed as “three days of assent and music,” is regarded as one of a pivotal moments in song history.
Over 3 sometimes-rainy days, some-more than 30 acts – including Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, The Who, The Band, and a Grateful Dead – achieved around a time to a 400,000-strong audience, many of whom watched for giveaway and camped onsite in a mud. The festival was documented in a 1970 film “Woodstock,” that won an Oscar.
Lang did not announce a 2019 performer choice though pronounced some-more than 60 musicians would take partial on 3 categorical stages during Watkins Glenn International, a site of automobile racing events including NASCAR.
“It will be essentially contemporary talent, though a bequest acts will be represented and honored,” pronounced Lang, referring to a flourishing musicians, now in their 70s, who continue to perform.
Although it was famous as Woodstock, a 1969 festival indeed took place in Bethel, some 70 miles (110 km) south of a encampment of Woodstock and 90 miles (144 km) north of New York City.
Watkins Glen has a incomparable throng ability and is some 150 miles apart from Bethel and about 250 miles north of New York City.
Reporting by Jill Serjeant; Editing by David Gregorio