The rumors are true! On Tuesday evening, Michael Lang, one of the co-founders of the original Woodstock Music Festival in 1969, confirmed the lineup for the 50th-anniversary event set to take place over three days at Watkins Glen International in upstate New York on August 16th-18th. Previous reports stated that artists including Dead & Company, Santana, The Killers, Imagine Dragons and Chance The Rapper could possibly perform at the 2019 festival, which was confirmed during an event Electric Lady Studios in New York City on Tuesday.
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Artists scheduled to perform on day one of the festival on August 16th include The Killers, Miley Cyrus, Santana, The Lumineers, The Raconteurs, Robert Plant and The Sensational Space Shifter, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, John Fogerty, Run The Jewels, The Head and The Heart, Maggie Rogers, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Bishop Briggs, Anderson East, Dorothy, Larkin Poe, and more.
The second day of the event on August 17th will feature performances from Dead & Company, Chance The Rapper, The Black Keys, Sturgill Simpson, Greta Van Fleet, Portugal. The Man, Gary Clark Jr., Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeroes, David Crosby and Friends, Dawes, Margo Price, Nahko and Medicine for the People, Jade Bird, Country Joe McDonald, Emily King, Soccer Mommy, Taylor Bennett, Amy Helm, and more.
The third and final day on August 18th will see artists including Jay-Z, Imagine Dragons, Halsey, Cage The Elephant, Brandi Carlile, Janelle Monae, Young The Giant, Courtney Barnett, Common, Vince Staples, Judah and The Lion, Earl Sweatshirt, Boygenius (the indie rock supergroup comprised of Phoebe Bridgers, Julien Baker, and Lucy Dacus), Reignwolf, The Zombies, Canned Heat, Hot Tuna, Cherry Glazerr, Marcus King Band, and many more.
Common, John Fogerty, and HeadCount executive director Andy Bernstein were all on hand at Tuesday’s lineup unveiling event. Fans can reference the event’s official poster below for the full lineup shared on Thursday.