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Woodstock 50 loses Miley Cyrus as more artists continue to pull from event

Multiple headliners have pulled from Woodstock 50 just weeks before the event.

July 30, 2019
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As Woodstock 50 makes the alleged shift from festival to benefit concert, more artists have announced that they would be pulling from the event. Headliner Miley Cyrus joins the list as the most recent artist to pull from Woodstock, joining fellow headliners Jay-Z and Dead & Co.

A few days ago, we learned that all of the artists set to perform at Woodstock 50 were released from their contracts just weeks before the event.

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The news comes after the festival was fighting for a new venue for quite a while, but later announced they were relocating to Maryland instead of New York.

Organizers confirmed to the New York Times that the event will be held at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Aug 16 through 18. The new location is about four-and-a-half hours away from the original festival grounds.

With artists no longer obligated to their contracts, acts such as Jay-Z and John Fogerty announced they would be pulling out of the event.

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More recently, Cyrus announced she would no longer be headlining the event joining acts such as the Lumineers, the Raconteurs, John Sebastion and Country Joe McDonald. All of which have pulled from Woodstock since last night.

The last two remaining headliners, the Killers and Imagine Dragons, have yet to confirm or pull from their performances. However, neither act lists the event on their websites.

With the performance list still up in the air, sources tell Variety “that the festival is moving ahead as a one-day event, and that so far four or five acts, including the Zombies, have agreed to perform.”

Variety reached out to a Woodstock rep but they claimed the festival had no comment.

While artists have been pulling from the event left and right, the Zombies have continued to hold onto their faith in the festival.

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“I’ve always believed it would happen, which might sound kooky, but we’re at a messed-up moment in time right now and the spirit of Woodstock is something that we need,” comanager Cindy da Silva tells Variety. “And also, the tenacity of that team has been incredible.

“If this was any other festival I’d say ‘Give it up already,’ but maybe the way it’s happening is right: It shouldn’t be for profit, it should be about peace and love and music and charity and people coming together. If it turns out the way it looks like it should, I do believe it’ll be a powerful event that could be a moment of change. Maybe there’s a reason it hasn’t gone away yet.”

Do you think Woodstock 50 will be able to pull the event off? Do you have plans to attend now that tickets may be free? Sound off in the comments below!

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Written by Whitney Shoemaker

Whitney is your definition of pop punk trash. If she's not jamming to State Champs or Grayscale, then she's probably out enjoying the finer things or working a show for Fearless Records as a Street Team Leader. She's a realist and an optimist, calling the city of Columbus her home. A huge fan of naps, Whitney often falls asleep in a city that doesn't. She's not hard to please, finding joy in discovering new bands or playing Everlong on the late night radio. Working at Alt Press and breaking ground in the music scene have always been a dream of hers, telling herself at an early age she was down for losing it all to make that happen! Now the weekend writer at AP, Whitney is prepared to be noticed and eager to contribute to the scene. If you catch her at a concert feel free to stick around, make small talk, or discuss her overuse of State Champs lyrics and song titles in her bio.