No other festival in the world is as iconic as Woodstock. For most of us born way after it was the hottest thing on the planet, the idea of being able to attend such a legendary moment in rock and roll history is nothing more than a pipe dream. But dream no more: Woodstock 2019 the 50th Anniversary is coming your way, a reincarnation that is set to be as massive and epic as ever.
The biggest attendance recorded in the original event was around 400,000 people, and to put things in perspective, Coachella, perhaps our generation’s most famous festival, has a capacity of just 99,000 each weekend. So yes, this one is going to be a festival of epic proportions.
Headliners for the original event in Bethel included no less than Jimi Hendrix, the Grateful Dead, The Who, Sly and the Family Stone, Jefferson Airplane, and Janis Joplin. Downpour ensued, but back then, people didn’t mind. Could it have been the psychedelics? Unforgettable performances by Crosby, Stills and Nash, Joe Cocker, and Santana made the crowd go crazy, resulting in a day that has been forever been enshrined in the history of American rock and roll. It wasn’t until 1994 that another Woodstock was held, this time at the Winston Farm in Saugerties, to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the event.
Over 550,000 people attended the 1994 event, which featured performances by Blues Traveler, Live, Collective Soul, Orbital, Metallica, Nine Inch Nails, Sheryl Crow, Cypress Hill, The Cranberries, and Joe Cocker among others. Then the 1999 Woodstock followed, held at upstate New York in Rome, attended by around 400,000 people. Performers included Vertical Horizon, The String Cheese Incident, The Roots, James Brown, Jamiroquai, DMX, Bush, Korn, and The Chemical Brothers.
‘You might not have been around back then, but Woodstock 2019 makes the dream of every festival goer come true.’
Hippies who have attended the original, and many in our generation, are anticipated to attend the event. This will no doubt result in an atmosphere of peace, love, and happiness – don’t miss it!
The Woodstock 2019 50th Anniversary will take place at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts in Bethel, New York. ; the site of the original festival. The venue features a Woodstock museum, with a capacity for 15,000 and 4,500 seats.
Depending on where you’re staying, there are many ways to get to and from Bethel. You may want to consider a car rental due to the
There’s only a handful of hotels around Bethel, but the best place to stay nearby would be Monticello. The accommodation options are few and far in between, so your trip may take some planning. There are also other hotel choices on the outskirts of town.
However, take note that the event is expecting hundreds of thousand of people to attend, so it would be wise to book your accommodations far in advance. Be sure to check the map below for all the promos during the event.
Bethel is a small historical town in New York. Check out some of the lakes and historic monuments around town, which shouldn’t take more than two days. After Bethel, the best thing to do is head over to downtown New York and see the pulsating city that never sleeps. With countless options for nightlife, culture, food, and history, downtown New York will have something for everyone.
The Woodstock 2019 concert will be held on August 15 – 18, 2019.
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