Festival Organizers Plan to Bring "the Largest Event in the 40 Years Since Woodstock" to Toronto
Published Feb 19, 2010In 2003, Toronto, ON's Downsview Park played host to the SARstock concert, easily the largest concert the city had ever seen. Now, concert promoters Artie Kornfeld and David Kam are attempting to up the ante with the Imagine Concert, which is projected to bring in over one million attendees to the location.
If anyone knows how to create a big stir, it's Kornfeld. After all, he was one of the organizers for the original Woodstock festival in 1969. Together with Kam, they've come up with a two-day event that they describe as "Woodstock for the WE generation." Intended as a charity concert, the purpose of the Imagine Concert will be to send a message of change to world leaders.
According to Torontoist, no acts have been confirmed as of yet, but Foo Fighters, Nickelback and Lady Gaga have been contacted to play the proposed event, which organizers say "will be the largest event in the 40 years since Woodstock."
Kornfeld also told the publication, "As soon as I tell people what it's about, it will sell out. It's going to be a wonderful experience. I'm really into the rebirth of the experience of Woodstock."
The two-day festival will be taking place from July 10 to July 11. Organizers hope to officially launch the event and divulge more details by mid-March, but in the meantime, you can follow the Imagine Concert on Twitter.