It looks like we'll get a court ruling today (Wednesday) regarding the fate of Woodstock 50.
Festival organizer Michael Lang alleges that Dentsu Aegis, the big Japanese public relations firm, breached agreements when it canceled the embattled festival last month.
Tuesday, in the second day of hearings, Dentsu's attorney pressed its case that Lang's group lacked infrastructure, permits, emergency and traffic management plans, and basic safety measures needed to stage a three-day fest this August.
With under 90 days before the gates were to open, marketing expert Peter Office testified that "it would be very, very challenging" to present Woodstock 50 as planned. But Judge Barry R. Ostrager did uphold hearsay objections from Woodstock 50 attorney Marc Kasowitz.
Other testimony involved contract language that appeared to prevent cancellation of Woodstock 50 without the agreement of Lang's partnership and Dentsu.
Both lawyers met with Judge Ostrager at the end of the day. The jurist again made it clear he was there to rule on contract dispute and not the importance of the event or even whether it could be pulled off. (Billboard)