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Woodstock 50 lineup announced

Woodstock 50

The lineup for Woodstock 50, the festival celebrating the 50th anniversary of the original 1969 Woodstock in Watkins Glen, NY on August 16-18, 2019 has finally been announced. As rumored, Jay-Z, Dead & Company, The Killers, Robert Plant and The Sensational Space Shifters, Chance the Rapper, The Black Keys, Sturgill Simpson, Run The Jewels, Janelle Monae, Courtney Barnett, Miley Cyrus, Santana, The Lumineers, Greta Van Fleet, Portugal. The Man, Leon Bridges, Gary Clark Jr., The Raconteurs, Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats, John Fogerty, The Head and the Heart, Maggie Rogers, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Anderson East, Princess Nokia, Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros, David Crosby and Friends, Dawes, Margo Price, Jade Bird, Soccer Mommy, Imagine Dragons, Halsey, Cage the Elephant, Brandi Carlile, Young the Giant, Common, Vince Staples, Earl Sweatshirt, Boygenius, The Zombies, Hot Tuna, Pussy Riot, Cherry Glazerr, Liz Brasher, and more are set to perform. See the lineup by day so far below. More artists are still to be added.

As Stereogum reports, the lineup was announced at an event at NYC’s Electric Lady Studios on Tuesday night (3/19). “The Secret Session,” as it was billed, featured a panel discussion with original Woodstock co-creator Michael Lang, and performances from John Fogerty and Common.

Lang is spearheading Woodstock 50, and Superfly, the producers behind Bonnaroo, Outside Lands, and others, are handing logistics and festival building. Along with live music, the festival is is set to include film screenings, resident jugglers and clowns, tributes to original Woodstock artists, and a livestream.

Of the initial lineup, Dead & Company, John Fogerty, Santana, John Sebastian, Country Joe McDonald, and Canned Heat are all veterans of the original Woodstock. Santana is also set to perform at original Woodstock site Bethel Woods on anniversary weekend, on August 17 (tickets). That show is part of three separate events that will celebrate Woodstock’s anniversary at the venue; previous plans for a three-day festival from Live Nation and INVNT were scaled down, and INVNT pulled out. Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band, Arlo Guthrie, and The Edgar Winter Band perform on at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts on Friday, August 16 (tickets go on sale Friday 3/22 at 10 AM). Performers for Sunday, 8/18 at Bethel are still TBA.

Tickets to Woodstock 50 go on sale April 22 (which happens, not coincidentally, to be Earth Day), but pricing information, as well as a specific onsale time, is still to be announced. Stay tuned for more information.

LINEUP BY DAY: WOODSTOCK 50

Day One – August 16
The Killers
Miley Cyrus
Santana
The Lumineers
The Raconteurs
Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats
Run The Jewels
The Head and The Heart
Maggie Rogers
Michael Franti & Spearhead
Bishop Briggs
Anderson East
Akon
Princess Nokia
Grandson
Fever 333
Larkin Poe
Dorothy
Flora Cash
Brian Cadd
Ninet Tayeb

Day 2 – August 17
Dead and Company
Chance the Rapper
Black Keys
Sturgill Simpson
Greta Van Fleet
Portugal. The Man
Leon Bridges
Gary Clark Jr.
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
Dawes
Margo Price
Nahko And Medicine For The People
India.Arie
Jade Bird
Rival Sons
Emily King
Soccer Mommy
SiR
Taylor Bennett
Amy Helm
Courtney Hadwin
Pearl
John-Robert
IAMDDB

Day 3 – August 18
Jay-Z
Imagine Dragons
Halsey
Cage The Elephant
Brandi Carlile
Janelle Monae
Young The Giant
Courtney Barnett
Common
Vince Staples
Judah and the Lion
Earl Sweatshirt
Boygenius
The Zombies
Canned Heat
Hot Tuna
Pussy Riot
Cherry Glazerr
Reignwolf
Leven Kali
The Marcus King Band
Victory
Hollis Brown
John Craigie
Amigo The Devil
Liz Brasher

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