Since the release of Woodstock‘s massive lineup, many fans of the festival have voiced their opinions regarding its shift in genre. In response, Halsey has shared her thoughts regarding her slot during the 50th anniversary event.
While the lineup overall has amassed quite a few disappointed classic rockers, Halsey seems to be honored to play such a staple in the music community.
“The Woodstock lineup seems to be a bit divisive, but I am very honored to be included in a lineup of artists who all appear to be constantly influencing culture or representing social activism,” Halsey says in a tweet. “Using their voices. That’s Woodstock to me. I’m honored and I can’t wait.”
The Woodstock lineup seems to be a bit divisive. but I am very honored to be included in a lineup of artists who all appear to be constantly influencing culture or representing social activism. Using their voices. That’s Woodstock to me 🌻 I’m honored and I can’t wait.
— h (@halsey) March 21, 2019
That said, many people have shared their own thoughts on the festival’s lineup. While some think Woodstock has done a wonderful job of representing artists of all genres in 2019, others think the festival has strayed from its roots and become a cash-grab.
You can check out what people have to say about the lineup below.
woodstock ‘69: janis joplin, the who, grateful dead, jimi hendrix
woodstock ‘19: jay-z, akon, imagine dragons, halsey
not to sound like a dinosaur but where is the taste?? why aren’t y’all actually paying homage to how important woodstock was in music + politics??
— gen dietzel ⚢ (@gendietzel) March 20, 2019
Stop saying people can’t be mad about the Woodstock lineup. There’s 58492738 other music festivals where rap, r&b & pop artists can perform. The whole point of Woodstock was to keep it in folk & rock roots.
— 𝓫𝓻𝓲 ✰ (@simpIyqueen) March 20, 2019
People are complaining about this Woodstock lineup like they expected Jimi Hendrix to be resurrected with blood magic
— Pluto Era (@PlutoEra) March 20, 2019
You can check out the full lineup for this year’s festival here.
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