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Woodstock 50 Lineup Announced

In August of 1969, almost half a million people showed up to the Woodstock Music Festival on a farm near Bethel, New York. This year, Woodstock 50 will take place in Watkin's Glen (150 miles away from the original venue) August 16-18. The lineup for the concert is eclectic, ranging from pop, rock, and rap artists to veterans of the original concert like Santana, Canned Heat, and Melanie. The festival is again being produced by Michael Lang, who no doubt learned a thing or two in the last 50 years. Tickets will go on sale on April 22 (which is Earth Day), but the ticket price has not been announced. It's possible that the producers want you to build up excitement for a month before they share the bad news.

Meanwhile, the Bethel Woods Music and Culture Festival will present a completely separate series of concerts on the original site of Woodstock, featuring Ringo Starr, Santana, Arlo Guthrie, the Doobie Brothers, and the Edgar Winter Band.   

-via The Daily Dot


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I'm don't really understand why anyone would ask, "Why hold a music festival?" or, "Why would they use a gimmick to sell something?" Unless there is another why I am missing.
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