You knew it had to happen. Michael Lang, the producer of Woodstock in 1969, 1994, and 1999, has confirmed there will be a Woodstock 2019.
No, it won’t be at Max Yasgur’s farm. Or in Saugerties, New York. Or in Rome, New York. The venue will be Watkins Glen, August 16-19. That race track has hosted a number of big events, including a 1973 festival that had a headcount beyond 600,000, making bigger than the original Woodstock. However, let’s not forget that Phish’s Curveball Festival was
No acts have been announced yet, but Lang assures everyone that about 40 performers–rock, pop, hip-hop, and a few bands still alive from previous
Lang also promises that this Woodstock won’t be the shit shows that we saw with the previous three. Back in 1969, it was mud and poor sanitation. In 1994, it was mud, poor sanitation, and usurious prices for things like water. And in 1999, it was fires, vandalism and sexual assaults.
From Rolling Stone: “There’s a new dimension in portable toilets now. They are clean and airy and sizeable. They also don’t get pumped during the event, so you don’t have these wagons running around smelling everywhere. And then the end product is fertilizer.”