Woodstock 50 has been canceled, investor releases statement—UPDATED
The company funding the festival put out a statement.April 29, 2019
UPDATE: April 29, 2:00 P.M. EST
Earlier today, it was announced by the investors of Woodstock 50 that the festival has been canceled. Now, the organizers of the festival are denying those claims, saying the festival is still on. You can view that statement here.
ORIGINAL STORY: April 29, 1:07 P.M. EST
The 50th anniversary revival of Woodstock has been canceled.
The company funding the festival, Dentsu Aegis Network, confirmed the cancelation in a statement.
“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 read.
“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.,” it continued.
The news of the cancelation comes after rumors spread that it would be canceled when the ticket sale date was postponed. However, the founder denied the rumors, saying the festival was still on.
It was then revealed that the ticket sales were pushed back due to a lack of a mass gathering permit.
Now, it’s been completely canceled. You can see some responses to that on Twitter below.
If you think that Woodstock 50 being cancelled is a huge surprise, wait until you hear about how the original Woodstock was one of the most chaotic and poorly organized events in history.
— grace ryan stewart (@formerdisgrace) April 29, 2019
Moment of silence for Woodstock 50 https://t.co/rk2MZs20Z7
— Assistant to the White Walker King (@SeldomSeenKid39) April 29, 2019
woodstock 50 seemed too good to be true from the beginning.
— MΛGDΛ (@magdafying) April 29, 2019
— Adam Kuperstein (@Adam4NY) April 29, 2019
When the festival was announced, it received major backlash or their recent shift in genre. Additionally, many folks believe the festival has strayed from its roots and become a cash-grab of sorts.
Woodstock’s 50th anniversary festival was set to welcome Woodstock-era staples such as Dead & Company, Santana, John Fogerty and Robert Plant And The Sensational Shape Shifters. Additionally, other bands that will definitely ring a bell to scene enthusiasts include Fever 333, Bishop Briggs, Grandson and Boygenius.
The festival was going to take place on the 50th anniversary of the classic Woodstock. You can check out what would have been the full lineup for the festival here.
What do you think about Woodstock 50 being canceled? Sound off in the comments below!
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