A concert commemorating the 50th anniversary of one of the most monumental music events in history is reportedly in the works. Woodstock co-creator Michael Lang confirmed the news with the Poughkeepsie Journal. Lang claims that potential partners and festival sites are currently being explored.
“With the prevalence of festivals out there, and all the excitement about them, maybe it’s time for that,” Lang told the Journal.
Lang’s original Woodstock took place on Max Yasgur’s farm in Bethel on August 15-17, 1969. Performances from the Grateful Dead, The Band, Jefferson Airplane, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, The Who, Santana, Sly & The Family Stone, and just about every other influential artist to emerge from the counter-culture movement of the time made this one of the most important events to take place in music history.
Previous anniversary concerts were held in ’94 in Saugerties, NY and ’99 in Rome, NY, though both ended in widespread mayhem.
No word on who is expected to perform yet. The Journal also reports that an overseas edition of the festival is being considered.
[H/T NYS Music]