With less than a month left until show time, the Woodstock 50 music festival has been canceled again – this time once and for all.
The official cancellation follows yesterday’s headlines that Miley Cyrus had pulled out of the festival, joining a long list of artists including the Raconteurs, the Lumineers, and original Woodstock vets Santana, John Sebastian, and Country Joe McDonald. Headliners Jay-Z, Dead & Co., and John Fogerty had confirmed earlier they will not be performing.
As we reported last week, the festival had finally found a new home at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Maryland following months of ongoing venue and permit issues, as well as an initial cancellation announcement back in April.
“We are saddened that a series of unforeseen setbacks has made it impossible to put on the Festival we imagined with the great line-up we had booked and the social engagement we were anticipating,” festival co-founder Michael Lang shared in a statement.
“We thank the artists, fans and partners who stood by us even in the face of adversity. My thoughts turn to Bethel and its celebration of our 50th Anniversary to reinforce the values of compassion, human dignity, and the beauty of our differences embraced by Woodstock.”