Original Site Announces Woodstock @50 Plans

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Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, the cultural center located at the site of the 1969 Woodstock festival in Bethel, N.Y., and Live Nation, have announced Bethel Woods Music and Culture Festival.

The three-day event will celebrate the golden anniversary of the original, historic event, generally considered the most famous music festival of all time.

An aerial view of Bethel Woods (Photo: Bethel Woods Center for the Arts; used with permission)

Coming August 16-18, 2019, nearly 50 years to the day after the original, this “pan-generational music, culture, and community event,” as it’s called in a press release, will be held at BWCA, which is approximately 90 minutes from New York City. “These three days of memorable experiences will include live performances from prominent and emerging artists spanning multiple genres and decades, and TED-style talks from leading futurists and retro-tech experts. Festival-goers will also be able to visit the Museum at Bethel Woods, which tells the story of the 1960s through immersive media, interactive engagements and artifacts from the 1969 festival, as well as experience the special 2019 exhibit We Are Golden: Reflections on the 50th Anniversary of the Woodstock Festival and Aspirations for an Aquarian Future,” says the release.

On display at the Museum at Bethel Woods (Photo: Bethel Woods Center for the Arts; used with permission)

The three-day festival “will utilize BWCA’s state-of-the-art venues and facilities. Entertainment villages and a number of bespoke performance areas will be specially created for the occasion. Full details of the event line-up, ticketing, non-musical experiences, and brand activity will be released soon,” the announcement continues.

The Bethel Woods Center for the Arts celebrations marking the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock are not produced, sponsored by or affiliated with Woodstock Ventures LC, the organizer of the 1969 Festival and its other reunion festivals, and are not WOODSTOCK® events,” the announcement further states in a disclaimer.

Related: The state of Woodstock 2019 events (prior to the Bethel Woods announcement)

The Bethel Woods Center for the Arts comprises the Pavilion Stage amphitheater that accommodates 15,000, an intimate 440-seat indoor Event Gallery, and the Museum at Bethel Woods.

Watch Neil Young perform “Cowgirl in the Sand” at Bethel Woods

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