Under the management of founding organiser Michael Lang, Woodstock Festival will be making a comeback August this year. The event will take place over three days in New York an entire 50 years since the last iconic gathering – which was first described as the “Aquarian Experience: 3 Days of Peace and Music,” before later becoming known as Woodstock Festival.
Lang told Rolling Stone magazine that he plans to revamp the brand and add an eclectic bill of artists. He said attendees should look forward to hip-hop, EDM and rock. Lang also expressed his vision to have on-stage collabs between younger and older artists such as Janis Joplin and Jefferson Airplane, “having contemporary artists interpret that music would be a really interesting and an exciting idea,” he said.
Woodstock 2019 will boast a multi-generational audience and will work towards a strong digital presence. The event will be live-streamed online and will also head a heavy focus on environmental activism.