Watkins Glen International expects 50000 to 100000 will attend ‘Woodstock 50’ – WBNG-TV

2:25 P.M. UPDATE:

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (WBNG) — We’re learning extra about two track fairs honoring the fiftieth anniversary of Woodstock ’sixty nine that will possible be held on the same three days in August, a pair of hundred and fifty miles apart.

A recordsdata conference was once held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Watkins Glen World following an announcement earlier within the day that Woodstock 1969’s co-producer and co-founder Michael Lang would be striking on a substantial occasion at the venue this summer season.

WGI Director of Public Relatives Chris Banker urged the media that organizers ask between 50,000 and A hundred,000 festival-goers at the August sixteen thru August 18 event.

The Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, a concert venue built on the accepted Woodstock web site, announced two weeks within the past that this might per chance host a fiftieth anniversary track festival over these same three days.

In step with the web pages for Bethel Woods, that venue seats 15,000 other folks.

“Having that web site skill of seating there, I maintain he [Lang] build of wished to ship it attend to, you know, extra of a grassroots-kind festival feel and that’s exactly what we now come by right here at The Glen,” Banker stated.

WGI says tickets will slither on sale in February.

Neither venue has released a concert lineup.


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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (WBNG) — Woodstock 1969’s co-producer and co-founder Michael Lang announced on Wednesday he’s organizing a track festival known as “Woodstock 50” in Watkins Glen this August.

Woodstock 1969 was once billed as “Three Days of Peace & Song.”

A 2 p.m. recordsdata conference was once streamed are living on our Facebook page and is possible to be viewed beneath.

In step with a recordsdata liberate, right here’s the “authentic fiftieth anniversary occasion” and this will be held at Watkins Glen World Friday, Aug. sixteen thru Sunday, Aug. 18. In lifeless-December, the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, a concert venue built on the accepted Woodstock web site, announced this might per chance host a fiftieth anniversary track festival over these same three days.

Related: Unique Woodstock web site to host fiftieth anniversary concert

A significant event within the Southern Tier, the DICK’S Wearing Items Open, might per chance even be scheduled to occur that weekend and might per chance per chance aim a performance by Keith City.

Organizers of the Watkins Glen occasion roar the concert lineup and ticket recordsdata will be announced within the approaching weeks. Updates will be posted on woodstock.com.

An authentic assertion from Michael Lang, Producer and co-founding father of the accepted Woodstock Pageant. Keep and Line Up to be announced. #Woodstock50☮❤🎵 pic.twitter.com/KMUY2GsHKl

— WOODSTOCK (@woodstockfest) December 30, 2018

From August sixteen-19, 2019 @BethelWoods – historic web site of the 1969 #Woodstock festival – @LiveNation and @INVNT will be bringing you Bethel Woods Song and Tradition Pageant: Celebrating the golden anniversary at the historic web site of the 1969 Woodstock festival. pic.twitter.com/PlY0CxV155

— Bethel Woods (@BethelWoods) December 27, 2018

PHOTO SOURCE: woodstock.com

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