According to Billboard, Woodstock 50 has been cancelled. Officials with the company funding the festival has released a statement saying:
“It’s a dream for agencies to work with iconic brands and to be associated with meaningful movements. We have a strong history of producing experiences that bring people together around common interests and causes which is why we chose to be a part of the Woodstock 50th Anniversary Festival. But despite our tremendous investment of time, effort and commitment, we don’t believe the production of the festival can be executed as an event worthy of the Woodstock Brand name while also ensuring the health and safety of the artists, partners and attendees… As a result and after careful consideration, Dentsu Aegis Network’s Amplifi Live, a partner of Woodstock 50, has decided to cancel the festival. As difficult as it is, we believe this is the most prudent decision for all parties involved.”
Among the lineup were big name artists like Cage the Elephant, The Killers, Imagine Dragons, The Lumineers, and more.
But conflicting reports from organizers of Woodstock 50 say the concert will STILL be held. Woodstock 50 was scheduled to be held August 16th-18th in Watkins Glen.