50th Anniversary Woodstock Festival to be Held at Original Site

50th Anniversary Woodstock Festival to be Held at Original Site

December 28, 2018

The non-profit cultural center built on the Woodstock festival site announced an event in 2019 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the iconic festival.


The Bethel Woods Music and Culture Festival will be held August 16-18, in partnership with the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Live Nation and the INVNT agency.



The organizers described it in a statement as a "pan-generational music, culture and community event" that will include "live performances of prominent and emerging artists spanning multiple genres and decades, and TED-style talks by leading futurists and experts in retro technology".


The announcement continued: "Festival attendees will also be able to visit the Bethel Woods Museum, which tells the story of the 1960s through immersive media, interactive engagements and artifacts from the 1969 festival, as well as the special exhibition experience. of 2019 'We Are Golden: Reflections on the 50th Anniversary of the Woodstock Festival and Aspirations for an Aquarian Future".


Darlene Fedun, CEO of the art center, said: "Fifty years ago, people gathered peacefully on our site inspired to change the world through music. As stewards of this historic site, we remain committed to preserving this rich history and spirit, and to educate and inspire new generations to contribute positively to the world through music, culture and community."


The organizers noted that the event is not affiliated with Woodstock Ventures LC, the body behind the 1969 festival and its successors, so they are not "official" Woodstock events.



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