Posted in music on March 3, 2009

Woodstock

Chief Woodstock promoter Michael Lang is planning two free Woodstock concerts in Berlin, Germany and in New York in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the original 1969 festival. According to the press release, the New York show still doesn't have a venue, but will take place on the actual 40th anniversary of August 15th and 16th. The Berlin show will take place at the now-closed Tempelhof Airport on August 22nd and August 23rd.

Lang and his partners are hoping to snag some of the original participants that performed at Yasgur's Farm back in '69, including Santana, the Who, Joan Baez, Joe Cocker, Grateful Dead, Country Joe and the Fish, as well as current top acts. [The Rock Radio] (via)

An older, more optimistic email I got on the subject said that the shows will "include most of the original Woodstock Festival performers" ("most" is more than "some").

Shilpa Ray performed at Santos Party House last night. The event was being taped for a "documentary about the upcoming 40th Anniversary of Woodstock."

According to The Woodstock Preservation Archives...

Lot's of things happening for 2009. Of course, the release of our 'book' is highest on the list LOL. Other events include great memoires from Michael Lang and Artie Kornfeld, the re-release of the Woodstock documentary on blue ray, Ang Lee's movie "Taking Woodstock" recollecting the life of Elliott Tiber in theaters in the summer, and the 'semi-official' -- but not confirmed -- announcement of 2 free Woodstock anniversary concerts in Berlin and New York [see above].
Woodstock remembered, in the videos below...

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Comments (26)

why cant they do it in woodstock?

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2009 9:19 AM

Woodstock was never in Woodstock to begin with. It was in Bethel.

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2009 9:28 AM

why cant they have it in bethel?

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2009 9:31 AM

That's a good question!

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2009 9:33 AM

Next stop, Altamont Speedway.

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2009 9:39 AM

It will probably be Allman Brothers, Tom Petty, Paul Simon, and etc....

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2009 9:55 AM

and just what connection does Germany have to Woodstock?

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2009 10:06 AM

free Who concert...sweet

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2009 10:20 AM

SANTAAANAAAA!! Thank you 9:44

Posted by alien.soundtracks | March 3, 2009 10:36 AM

The original site I think they have constructed on and I think there is an amphitheater on there already. If its going to be free, I don't think they can hold it there. Maybe the Saugerties site where they held 2004, but I don't think they can use the original site.

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2009 11:08 AM

Can't the baby boomers just die already?

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2009 11:18 AM

no bethel because that is a commercial venue now. it would against their ethics to do anything for free.

Posted by freethebrownacid | March 3, 2009 12:36 PM

ahh i see...

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2009 12:45 PM

Shilpa Ray and band blew the roof off Santos last night.

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2009 12:56 PM

Woodstock 99! why doesn't Michael Lang do an anniversary tribute to that one?

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2009 1:35 PM

Lang should be allowed to have it at Bethel regardless of it being a commercial venue. It was free before.

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2009 3:30 PM

Can I burn shit like at the last one?

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2009 5:13 PM

hahaha

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2009 7:22 PM

i'm a member at bethelwoods and was at a gathering recently where Michael Lang and the owner were chatting it up. They seemed very friendly together. Maybe there is a possibility that the free show will be on the original spot(the new venue is on the opposite side of a hill from where the original stage was).

Posted by Anonymous | March 4, 2009 12:37 PM

Alan Gerry bites

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2009 12:17 PM

Just as long as they don't have it anywhere near NYC I'm fine with it. Bead smoking fools.

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and SANTANA or CROSBY STILLS and NASH to close.

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