Original Woodstock Site Will Host 50th Anniversary Festivities This Weekend

Woodstock will be celebrated on its 50th anniversary, but it won't be your hippie uncle's trample-the-fences concert. While plans for a big Woodstock…
Michael Hill / Associated Press | August 14, 2019 - 9:27 am

Woodstock 50 Finally Cancelled

Welp, it's been a long journey, but Woodstock 50 has been officially cancelled, Variety reports and the festival confirms. "We are saddened that…
James Rettig | July 31, 2019 - 2:37 pm

Woodstock 50 Releases All Artists From Contracts After Relocating To Maryland

Organizers of the Woodstock 50 festival have formally released all artists scheduled to play from their contracts, Billboard has learned.
Dave Brooks / Billboard | July 26, 2019 - 2:18 pm

Jay-Z, John Fogerty Pull Out Of Troubled Woodstock 50 Festival

Jay-Z's got 99 problems but Woodstock isn't one: The rap king has pulled out of the 50th anniversary Woodstock festival just weeks before the troubled…
Mesfin Fekadu / Associated Press | July 26, 2019 - 10:39 am

Woodstock 50 Relocating To Merriweather Post Pavilion

The beleaguered Woodstock 50 festival is relocating to Merriweather Post Pavilion in Maryland after being denied permits in upstate New York. The New York Times
James Rettig | July 25, 2019 - 4:23 pm

Woodstock 50 Denied Vernon Permit For A Fourth Time

Woodstock 50 organizers have again been denied a permit to hold a three-day festival at an upstate New York horse track.
Associated Press | July 22, 2019 - 5:58 pm

Woodstock 50 Loses Third Appeal In New York’s Vernon

Woodstock 50 just can't catch a break in Vernon, New York. For the third time, the festival's proposal to move the anniversary event…
Dave Brooks / Billboard | July 16, 2019 - 11:40 pm

Jack White Talks Greta Van Fleet, “Old Town Road,” & Woodstock 50

Naturally, Jack White likes Greta Van Fleet. In a new interview with Rolling Stone, White praises the young band, who won a Grammy earlier this…
James Rettig | July 15, 2019 - 5:30 pm

Woodstock 50 Permit Denied By Latest Proposed Venue

Back in April, Woodstock 50 funders Dentsu Aegis Network announced that the festival was cancelled, following rumors of financial issues and a ticket sale delay.
Julia Gray | July 9, 2019 - 6:41 pm

Woodstock 50 Organizers Haven’t Contacted Artists To Discuss New Site (Or Anything Else)

If Woodstock 50 organizers have a new venue and a potential producer waiting in the wings, they haven't told the 80 artists listed on the…
Billboard | June 26, 2019 - 4:04 pm

Woodstock 50 May Be Back On At New Venue

A smaller Woodstock 50 festival could possibly be held at an upstate New York harness track and casino. Town of Vernon Supervisor Randy…
Associated Press | June 24, 2019 - 12:38 pm

Second Woodstock 50 Producer Pulls Out After Festival Loses Site

Less than an hour after Watkins Glen International speedway announced it was no longer hosting Woodstock 50 on Monday (June 10), in separate announcements the…
Billboard | June 10, 2019 - 7:19 pm

Woodstock 50 Loses Its Venue

Woodstock 50 has lost its venue. According to reports from The Poughkeepsie Journal, WIVB, and TMZ, Watkins Glen International has pulled out as the host…
James Rettig | June 10, 2019 - 5:10 pm

Woodstock 50 Can Proceed, But Japanese Financier Doesn’t Have To Return $18M, Judge Rules

Denstu will not have to return the $18 million it withdrew from a bank account it shared with Woodstock 50, a New York Supreme Court…
Dave Brooks / Billboard | May 15, 2019 - 6:03 pm