Netflix Is Making a Docuseries on Woodstock '99

The fiery fest will be explored with archival footage and new interviews

BY Calum SlingerlandPublished Sep 1, 2020

While Woodstock 50 will now be remembered as anniversary that never came to fruition, the fiery Woodstock '99 has remained an unforgettable event for all the wrong reasons. Now, the infamous fest will be examined in a new docuseries.

Deadline reports that Netflix is developing the series, which will examine the culture that created the festival and how "three days of peace, love and music" ultimately devolved into violence and destruction. The site notes the project will feature unseen archival footage and "intimate testimony" from people behind the scenes, on stages and in the crowds.

Currently in production, the Woodstock '99 series will be helmed by Raw (which previously produced Netflix documentaries Don't F**k with Cats and Fear City: New York vs. The Mafia) and BBH Entertainment (which co-produced Depeche Mode's 2019 concert/documentary film Spirits in the Forest).

Woodstock '99 took place over four days in July 1999 in Rome, NY, drawing a crowd of 400,000 people. Held on a former airstrip, the event was marred by extreme heat, violence, fires, alleged assault, and additional issues including pricey concessions and an insufficient number of bathrooms.

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