A three-day music festival will be held in August 2019 at the original Woodstock concert site to mark the 50th anniversary of the historic event.
The Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, a concert venue built on the original Woodstock site, announced Thursday that it will host the golden anniversary event Aug. 16-18.
The center says performers will include “prominent and emerging artists spanning multiple genres and decades.”
The venue says talks by “leading futurists and retro-tech experts” will also be featured. Beth Woods says the names of performers and speakers will be announced soon.
The Woodstock Music and Arts Fair held Aug. 15-17, 1969 drew more than 400,000 people to Max Yasgur’s farm in the Sullivan County town of Bethel, 85 miles (137 kilometers) northwest of New York City.
Finding a place to stay for the concert may not be a groovy experience for anyone hoping to score a room near the venue.
The Times Herald-Record of Middletown reports that many motels, bed-and-breakfasts and Airbnb rentals are already sold out in Sullivan County, a rural area 85 miles (140 kilometers) northwest of New York City.
The Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, a concert venue built on the original Woodstock site in the town of Bethel, announced last week that it will host the golden anniversary event Aug. 16-18.
Most motels and B&Bs closest to the concert venue have been booked solid for some time.
People interested in attending the anniversary concert are being advised to check out the Sullivan County Visitors Association website for lodging information.