Since the announcement that Woodstock 50 would be happening in honor of the 50th anniversary of Woodstock ’69, the founders have been plagued with problem after problem.
First, they lost their funding and now, they have lost their venue and their host. Watkins Glen was scheduled to host the festival in New York, August 16-18, but it has since been announced that the venue is no longer an option.
“Watkins Glen International terminated the site license for Woodstock pursuant to provisions of the contract,” a statement read. “As such, WGI will not be hosting the Woodstock 50 Festival.”
Woodstock 50 also shared a statement which read: “CID Entertainment had been engaged to provide enhanced camping, travel packages and transportation for Woodstock 50. Given developments, we can confirm that CID is no longer involved in Woodstock 50 in any capacity.”
They also confirmed that the festival is by no mean canceled and that they are hunting for a new venue. A spokesperson for the festival said: “We are in discussions with another venue to host Woodstock 50 on August 16th—18th and look forward to sharing the new location when tickets go on sale in the coming weeks.”
Is another Fyre Festival on our hands? Let’s hope not.