Watkins Glen International expects 50,000 to 100,000 to attend Woodstock 50 & # 39;

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2:25 P.M. UPDATE:

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (WBNG) – We learn more about two music festivals honoring the 50th anniversary of Woodstock & # 39; which will be held the same three days in August, about 150 miles apart.

A press conference was held at 2 pm Wednesday at Watkins Glen International after an announcement earlier in the day when Woodstock 1969's co-founder and co-founder Michael Lang would spend a great celebration on the spot this summer.

WGI Director of PR Relations Chris Banker told the media that the organizers expect between 50,000 and 100,000 festival goers on August 16 to August 18.

Bethel Woods Art Center, a concert site built on the original Woodstock site, announced two weeks ago that it will host a 50th anniversary music festival over the same three days.

According to the Bethel Woods website, this arena sits 15,000 people.

"Having the fixed capacity for seating there, I think he [Lang] kind of wanted to bring it back to, you know, more of a festival of gressroots-type festival, and that's exactly what we have here at The Glen, "banks said.

WGI says tickets will go on sale in February.

Neither venue has released a concert line.

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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (WBNG) – Woodstock 1969 Co-Founder and Co-Founder Michael Lang announced Wednesday he is hosting a music festival called "Woodstock 50" in Watkins Glen in August.

Woodstock 1969 was billed as "3 days of peace and music."

2 o'clock news conference was streamed live on our Facebook page and can be seen below.

According to a press release, this is the "official 50th anniversary celebration" and it will be held at Watkins Glen International Friday 16th. August to Sunday 18 August. In late December, the Bethel Woods Center for Arts, a concert venue built on the original Woodstock site, announced it will host a 50th anniversary music festival over the same three days.

Related: Original Woodstock Place to host 50th Anniversary Concert

A major event in the Southern Tier, DICK & # 39; s Sporting Goods Open, is also scheduled to take place this weekend and will feature a performance by Keith Urban.

The Watkins Glen party announcement organizers say the concert line and ticket information will be announced in the coming weeks. Updates will be posted on woodstock.com.

PHOTOGRAPHS: woodstock.com

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