The Woodstock 50 music festival set for August in New York has officially been cancelled following a series of issues and big name performers dropping out from the event.
The festival, which was set to take place August 16th through 18th in Watkins Glen, New York, was cancelled by its cofounder after an attempt to move it to Maryland failed. Cofounder Michael Lang says that they were forced to end the festival after several big names had dropped out of the event and several “unforeseen setbacks.”
Land added that he is now supporting the 50th anniversary tribute to Woodstock that’s set to take place in Bethel, New York, near the original 1969 festival’s site. The festival had experienced a number of issues, including in April, when an investor pulled his support, a week after tickets were supposed to go on sale.