Watkins Glen International Terminates Site License For Woodstock 50

By Scott Bernstein Jun 10, 2019 1:32 pm PDT

Watkins Glen International racetrack will not host the Woodstock 50 festival. A statement from track officials reads, “Watkins Glen International terminated the site license for Woodstock pursuant to provisions of the contract. As such, WGI will not be hosting the Woodstock 50 Festival.”

Woodstock 50 was slated to take place at Watkins Glen International racetrack in Watkins Glen, New York August 16 – 18 in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the original Woodstock. Dead & Company, Jay-Z, The Killers and Chance The Rapper are among the acts that appeared on the festival’s lineup. The status of the event has been in jeopardy since its main financial backer, Japanese firm Dentsu Aegis, pulled out on April 29 and declared the festival cancelled.

Organizers have yet to respond to WGI’s statement as of press time.

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