Has Woodstock’s 50th Anniversary Cancelled?

In 1969, the greatest musical festival in history had happened. Now, 50 years later, we intend to create that same feeling and honor towards that festival and what it stood for. Although, it seems that will never happen because it has been announced that Woodstock 50 has been cancelled.

Investors say, “We don’t believe the production of the festival can be executed as an event worthy of the Woodstock Brand name.” With an all star lineup including the likes of Jay-Z, Miley Cyrus, Chance the Rapper, Cage the Elephant, Halsey, and many many more, including bands and artists from the first Woodstock festival. Signs that it would not happen appeared before the announcement.

Announced early in March that tickets would be on sale later that month, fans waited and no tickets went on sale. An Earth Day ticket sale was postponed in April because of supposed permit issues. And now, Dentsu Aegis Network (or just Dentsu for short), the largest backer to the Woodstock festival, announced that the festival will not commence as planned. But why?

Supposedly, according to Billboard, the festival has been cancelled for a variety of reasons. These reasons include: worries about the capacity of the festival, permit issues, and site readiness and schedule problems. Based in New York on the original site that the first Woodstock was held on, the Watkings Glen site has had many music festivals cancelled over the course of the years for a multitude of resons like permit issues, water conditions, and setup problems. It’s just a shame that Woodstock 50 has to be one of them.