50 years after Woodstock, the festival is set to return with a star-studded lineup at its roots in New York. Ticket sales for Woodstock 50 were originally set to coincide with Earth Day on Monday; however, the sales have been postponed due to unknown reasons, sparking rumors that the festival may be cancelled altogether.
The unexpected cancellation has both fans and sponsers apprehensive about the event. Billboard released a testimony from one particular agent, who remarked that: “No one knows what the hell is going on but there is clearly a problem.” Whether investors are not contributing the required amount of capital needed for the event, or there is an issue with the proposed location, the reason for the abrupt change remains a mystery, with no word from the event’s press.
Ticket sales are not the only issue that Woodstock 50 has encountered, either. The Black Keys have preemptively cancelled their appearance at the festival, due to a scheduling conflict. Other headliners such as Jay-Z, Miley Cyrus, and Chance the Rapper are still set to play at the festival as of now, but the prospect of their performances may be jeopardized due to this update and the lack of communication from the festival.
Until further notice from Woodstock 50, the event is set to take place August 16-18 in Watkins Glen, New York, with over 50 artists from across the globe. For now, we will be refreshing the ticket page in the hopes of beating the crowd.