Woodstock 50: Yet another delay

Tickets for Woodstock 50 were supposed to go on sale Monday -- Earth Day -- but that's no longer the case.

On Friday, representatives of the festival alerted the acts on the bill that, "There is currently a hold on the Woodstock 50 on-sale date. We are waiting on an official press statement from Woodstock 50 regarding an updated announce, ticket pricing and overall festival information. We will get this information to you as soon as we receive it."

This of course, like the delay in announcing the line-up, led to rumors that the festival is in trouble.

Michael Lang, co-producer of the original Woodstock and the man behind its 50th anniversary, issued a statement saying, "Woodstock is a phenomenon that for 50 years has drawn attention to its principles and also the rumors that can be attached to that attention."

Last month, Michael Lang discussed the delay in announcing the lineup for Woodstock 50 :"There's always lots of rumors about Woodstock. You know, we're an independent production, and so there's lots of speculation. Something's a day late and everybody panics and, you know, we were hoping to get things out in February, but I really wanted to have the entire lineup done, which is why we waited."

One artist representative told Billboard, "No one knows what the hell is going on but there is clearly a problem."

The three-day event in Watkins Glen, New York, scheduled for August 16th to the 18th, is expected to draw 100,000 people. The lineup currently includes Robert PlantJohn FogertySantana, David Crosby, Dead & CompanyCanned HeatJohn SebastianThe KillersJay-Z, Imagine DragonsGreta Van Fleet and many others.

 
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