The most legendary music festival in history is back for its 50th anniversary 4 years ago

The most legendary music festival in history is back for its 50th anniversary

Party like it's 1969.

One of the most infamous music festivals of all time and often revered by people who weren't even alive when it happened; Woodstock is back, baby.


The four-day bash took place in the Catskill Mountains north of New York City in the middle of August back in 1969, boasting an incredible bill.

Over 400,000 people took in some 32 acts in total, with the likes of Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Santana, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Joan Baez, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane and The Band all performing.

Hendrix, in particular, rather enhanced his future iconic status with his iconic virtuoso performance of 'The Star Spangled Banner':



An eight-hour concert featuring Woodstock alumni took place in 2009 to mark 40 years since the festival and now with the 50th anniversary around the corner another major celebration is on the cards.

This time out it will be a three-day affair as the Bethel Woods Music and Culture Festival hails the golden anniversary on the very site where it once stood tall.

Taking place from 16 - 18 August in 2019, the festival promises a "pan-generational cultural event" that will house live music, TED-style talks and special exhibits.


“We are thrilled to partner with Live Nation and INVNT to produce Bethel Woods Music and Culture Festival,” said Darlene Fedun, CEO of the Bethel Woods Centre for the Arts.

“Fifty years ago, people gathered peacefully on our site inspired to change the world through music.

"As the stewards of this historic site, we remain committed to preserving this rich history and spirit, and to educating and inspiring new generations to contribute positively to the world through music, culture, and community.”

No word on just who will be taking to the stage as of yet, so get your speculation on from the teased bill of “prominent and emerging artists spanning multiple genres and decades” as well as the “leading futurists and retro-tech experts" who will be fronting the TED-style talks.