Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Back To The Garden? Woodstock 40th Anniversary Festivals Set For New York And Berlin


Classic Rock Magazine is reporting that The Woodstock Festival is due to return this year to celebrate its 40th anniversary.

Woodstock is going to hit both New York and Berlin in August 2009. According to promoter Michael Lang, the New York festival will take place exactly on the 40th anniversary, August 15-16th, while the Berlin event will be from August 22-23rd at an abandoned airport. The exact location for the U.S. festival has not been determined as of yet and neither have the acts set to fit the bill.

Hailed as the ultimate “peace and love” festival in 1969, this reputation was turned on its head after the violence and riots that were supposedly incited by bands such as Limp Bizkit, Insane Clown Posse and Kid Rock when the festival returned for its 30th anniversary show in 1999.

Regardless, the organizers have claimed they wish to recruit more of the headliners from the original 1969 line-up, namely The Grateful Dead, The Who and Santana.

2 comments:

Cruizinsuezin said...

I do hope Woodstock rises again!

Only this time...enlist only the classic Rock acts that have lived the "peace in music" vibe as in '69. That should keep the violence out of the "garden."

Richard said...

The spirit of Woodstock lives on Radio Woodstock at radiowoodstock.com. Coming soon Woodstock TV.

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