A new festival will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Woodstock

adminDecember 30, 2018

New York .- The Woodstock Festival, in August 1969, was a moment of cult to the hippie culture. Fifty years later, a festival is being prepared to celebrate its 50th anniversary, in the north of New York.

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, 160 km north of New York – the site of the remembered festival – has just launched its event promotion, scheduled for August 16 through 18, 2019.

The center promises "three days of music, culture and community life", organized in collaboration with the concert gig Live Nation.

In the program, there will be concerts of "prominent and valuable artists, transcending genres and decades," and exchanges.

"50 years ago, people came to our site in peace, inspired to change the world through music, and as guardians of this historic site, we are committed to preserving their rich history and spirit and teaching the new generations to contribute positively to music , culture and community, "told Darlene Fedun, director of the center, the website.

Some 1969 stars have already passed away, such as Janis Joplin or Jimi Hendrix. But will this anniversary be an opportunity to see other celebrities from the original edition? For example, Joan Baez and relive their remembered concert during the fierce rain, or The Who, who chained 24 songs on August 16, 1969.

Without precision, the site simply indicates that "soon" there will be more details.

The Bethel Center also does not confirm Michael Lang, one of the organizers of the time, who told a local newspaper that he also intended to celebrate this anniversary.

In August 1969, when the American community was divided by the Vietnam War, sexual liberation and openness to drugs, the Woodstock Festival, which was expecting less than 50,000 people, was a turnout of around 500,000.

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