After ticket delays, The Black Keys pulling out from the event and much speculation from fans and artists alike, Woodstock 50 has officially been cancelled today (April 29). The celebration was marking the 50th anniversary of the iconic festival and was scheduled to take place August 16th-18th, but it is now cancelled.
Today officials with festival funding partners Dentsu Aegis Network, released this statement:
“It’s a dream for agencies to work with iconic brands and to be associated with meaningful movements. We have a strong history of producing experiences that bring people together around common interests and causes which is why we chose to be a part of the Woodstock 50th Anniversary Festival. But despite our tremendous investment of time, effort and commitment, we don’t believe the production of the festival can be executed as an event worthy of the Woodstock Brand name while also ensuring the health and safety of the artists, partners and attendees.”
The statement goes on, “As a result and after careful consideration, Dentsu Aegis Network’s Amplifi Live, a partner of Woodstock 50, has decided to cancel the festival. As difficult as it is, we believe this is the most prudent decision for all parties involved.”
The lineup was originally consisting of the below: