Organizers have officially revealed a full lineup of artists set to hit the stage for Woodstock 50 this summer! The final listing lives up to Michael Lang’s promise, featuring an eclectic mix of hip-hop, pop rock, and country.
Dead and Company, Santana, John Fogerty, Country Joe McDonald, John Sebastian, Canned Heat, and Hot Tuna – acts that took the stage at the original 1969 festival – have all been confirmed on the roster.
Modern artists like The Killers, Miley Cyrus, The Black Keys, Jay-Z, The Lumineers, Cage The Elephant, Janelle Monáe, Chance the Rapper, and Halsey also slated to hit the stage. Slated Rumors that Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant will be making an appearance have also been confirmed.
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How do you celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of the biggest music festivals of all time? With a killer line-up of A-list artists, of course!
Dead & Company, The Black Keys, Jay-Z, and Chance The Rapper will be headlining the upcoming Woodstock event, celebrating the five-decade anniversary of the music festival August 16th-18th in Watkins Glen, New York.
The Killers, Raconteurs, Imagine Dragons, Greta Van Fleet, Cage The Elephant, Sturgill Simpson, The Lumineers, Portugal. The Man, and several others have been named on the roster so far, with female stars like Miley Cyrus, Janelle Monáe and Halsey finalizing their commitments as well.
“It’ll be an eclectic bill. It’ll be hip-hop and rock and some pop and some of the legacy bands from the original festival,” Woodstock 50 organizer Michael Lang shared in a recent interview. “I want it to be multi-generational. Woodstock ’94 was a nice mix of young and old and that’s kind of what we’re going for here.”
Reports have been circling that Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin and Santana are included in the mix of possibilities for the revamped festival as well.
Santana – who famously played one of the most iconic sets at the original Woodstock in 1969 - are also scheduled to perform at the competing Bethel Woods Music and Culture Festival alongside Ringo Starr, Arlo Guthrie, and The Doobie Brothers that same weekend, taking place at the original festival site in Bethel, NY.
An official announcement detailing the lineup for Woodstock 50 has yet to be released, however, fans can expect to hear all the details very soon.
“We have excellent partners and an incredible talent lineup of over 80 artists which will be announced within the next couple of weeks,” Lang said. “We’re preparing a once in a lifetime event.”
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