Woodstock Sets Sights on 50th Anniversary Festival

Woodstock Sets Sights on 50th Anniversary Festival
In case you've been hoarding brown acid for a special occasion, let it be known that one of the organizers behind the original Woodstock has revealed that he's in discussions to hold a concert in 2019 to mark the brand's 50th anniversary.

Speaking with the Poughkeepsie Journal [via Consequence of Sound], Michael Lang explained that he's been talking with potential investors about hosting an event in 2019. While the original "Three Days of Peace and Music" had been hosted in New York in 1969, Lang is reportedly looking into possible event locations in the U.S. and overseas.

He also noted that, in light of the current festival culture boom, there could be an annual Woodstock event following the 50th anniversary celebration.

"[Woodstock] is the original and most famous festival brand," he said, adding, "With the prevalence of festivals out there, and all the excitement about them, maybe it's time for that."

Keep in mind, though, that nothing has been officially confirmed.

The original Woodstock festival took place in the summer of 1969 near Bethel, Sullivan County, with the three-day festival featuring performances from the likes of Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Joe Cocker, Canned Heat, Santana, Joan Baez, the Who, Sly and the Family Stone, and many more.

A 25th anniversary festival event was held in 1994 at nearby Saugerties, NY, with artists performing including Green Day, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Nine Inch Nails.

A similar 30th anniversary fest was hosted in 1999 and was infamously marked with investigations into multiple rapes, lawsuits for lack of fresh water, and bonfires lit during a Red Hot Chili Peppers set.