New York – Co-founder of the festival of Woodstock, Michael Lang, announced a 50th anniversary memorial to the legendary three-day musical performance event in August in Watkins Glen (New York), reported the magazine today Rolling Stone.
"It will be hip hop and rock and a little pop, and some bands inherit the original festival." Lang explained about the "eclectic" list of artists who will lead this new Woodstock, scheduled from August 16 to 18, and which he assures you have already targeted more than 40 groups.
He also expressed his wish that the audience should be intergenerational, as in the 1994 memorial event, which he indicated that the accommodation will include "glamping", a trend that combines glamor and camping with "a real bed, a chair to sit on, and a light bulb. . "
Lang also told the magazine that there will be "easier access to portable toilets", which are now "clean, spacious and of considerable size" and will not be "wagons walking around smelling everywhere."
It was one of the problems in the 1999 memorial event, which confirmed that "should not have stopped hiring others," and that where there was overdose death, it was sexual assault and a wave of subsequent lawsuits.
That Woodstock was like a party "of MTV" and with this he insisted, "we return to our roots and original intent" to have it, he insisted, "everything controlled".
The choice of the city of Watkins Glen is due, he adds, originally, in Bethel, also in the state of New York, was then a farm that today turned into a concert hall for 15,000 people "precious" and that "I needed 1000 acres of land with access and infrastructure. "
Tickets will be sold in February, as certain artists will be announced, and the audience will probably reach six characters. But it aims to mark several youthful festivals such as Coachella, "some of them have some social consequences."
"Woodstock, in its original incarnation, was really about social change and activism," a model that wants to repeat in this issue giving "energy" to youth through entertainment, film and non-profit organizations that attract them to causes such as the struggle. against global warming.
When it comes to artist names, Lang didn't make a statement, but said there should be meetings and bands from the original Woodstock. Asked if he would have the members of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young put aside the differences, he replied that he had "spoken to everyone separately" and "is a disaster."