One of the promoters behind the original Woodstock as well as the anniversary events commemorating the historic festival is not only planning another extravaganza but is thinking about going global.
Michael Lang, who co-promoted the original 1969 Woodstock and guided the 1994 festival in Saugerties, N.Y., and the 1999 event in Rome, N.Y., recently told the Poughkeepsie Journal that “discussions are underway with potential partners and different locations are being explored.”
The site of the original Woodstock – Max Yasgur’s farm – is now the location of the Bethel Woods Center For The Arts.
There is also the possibility that Lang may take Woodstock overseas. What’s more, he’s hoping to turn it into an annual event, a la Bonnaroo and Coachella.
Audience at the Woodstock Music and Arts Festival, August 15-17, 1969.
Lang described Woodstock “as the original and most famous festival brand.” The lineup for the 1969 festival included The Who, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Arlo Guthrie, Grateful Dead, Santana, Janis Joplin, Sly & the Family Stone, Creedence Clearwater Revival and Jim Hendrix.