Woodstock 50 – scheduled for the 50th anniversary of the legendary music festival – has been canceled according to multiple outlets.
Although the festival had an all-star lineup – including acts from the original Woodstock fest, and current featured artist such as Jay-Z and Miley Cyrus, tickets for the festival never went on sale as planned and now there are reports of the festivals demise seem to be true.
Today, Dentsu, one of the festival’s main investors, announced that Woodstock 50 would not proceed.
“It’s a dream for agencies to work with iconic brands and to be associated with meaningful movements,” Dentsu said in a statement. “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.” The company continued, “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.”
UPDATE: We came across an article from the Poughkeepsie Journal that states organizers from the festival say it has NOT been cancelled, “Woodstock 50 vehemently denies the festival’s cancellation and legal remedy will (be) sought,” but we can’t find a valid name or source for the statement so…