Brooklyn native Michael Lang was one of the key figures behind the most well-known
festival of all-time - Woodstock. Not only was Lang one of the co-creators of the event,
he also promoted the original Woodstock, which took place on Yasgur's Farm in Bethel, NY
from August 15 to 18, 1969. While Lang has no plans to celebrate this summer's 45th
anniversary of Woodstock, he told
Rolling Stone he's starting to plot a potential 50th anniversary concert for the
summer of 2019.
Now, as you can imagine, we're far away from the point of Lang picking bands to play the
potential Woodstock 2019. As Rolling Stone notes, "a band forming tomorrow could
conceivably be big enough to headline the 2019 festival by that point," but Michael Lang
is exploring various locations to host the Woodstock anniversary five years from now.
Lang and his partners have put together Woodstock anniversary festivals in the past.
Woodstock '94 featured the likes of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Blues Traveler, Primus, The
Allman Brothers Band and Bob Dylan performing at Winston Farm in Saugerties, NY - a site
that will host The Hudson Project in July. Then there was the infamous Woodstock '99,
which took place in Rome, NY and is more familiar to music fans for the violence, rape and
fires that went down at the site than the music.
[via he told Rolling Stone]
[Published on: 6/4/14]