The iconic Woodstock Music and Art Festival is returning for its 50th anniversary this August.
The festival that has gone down in classic rock history, setting the bar high for music future festivals.
The original festival, held in August 1969 saw half a million people rock up to a dairy farm in New York to see 32 live acts including fresh faced talent who went on to become some of the biggest names in classic rock; Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young and then unknown acts Joe Cocker and Santana.
The 50th anniversary will be held 16, 17 and 18 August, although there's no acts announced yet, Woodstock founder Michael Lang is looking after the new instalment, ensuring it'll be sure to blow our minds.
MTV attempted to resurrect the festival in 1999, with headliners Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rage Against The Machine, Korn and Limp Bizkit. Although it's a lineup we love- the classic Woodstock vibe was lost and music fans were disappointed with nu-metal instalment.
Book your flights now, this is one not to be missed.
August 16, 17, 18.
Watkins Glen, NY
More info: www.woodstock.com
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