Woodstock 50 Loses Venue & Event Producer

You just knew there was gonna be a second shoe to drop for Woodstock 50 right? The festival has been hanging on by a thread almost since the day it was announced. It was scheduled to take place on August 16-18 at a racetrack called Watkins Glen International.

As soon as the lineup was announced the trouble began. Rumors of cancellation have swirled ever since, and most onlookers knew this day would come. The festival was canceled by its investor company, and everybody declared it dead. Miraculously, Woodstock 50 won in court to uncancel itself and gained a new investor, Oppenheimer & Co.

Even with all of that luck, the festival just lost its hallowed venue and its production company. Watkins Glen International terminated the site license and will not host the festival. Within an hour the festival’s producer CID Entertainment, who had been hired to handle camping, travel packages and transport, pulled out as well. The festival is planned for August 16-18. With two months left, the festival and the company is scrambling to sort out all the issues.

Laughably, Woodstock 50 insists it’s still happening for real guys. Gregory Peck put out the following statement:

“We are in discussions with another venue to host Woodstock 50 on August 16 and look forward to sharing the new location when tickets go on sale in the coming weeks”.

I’m sure everybody reading is waiting with bated breath for those ticket sales to whip out their credit cards and give this festival hundreds of dollars. Sheesh.


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