While we wait for further developments on plans for Woodstock 50, you can re-live the original 1969 festival and see why it became so historic with the release of a new book and film.
The book, Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace and Music, was put together by Woodstock creator and producer Michael Lang.
This large coffee table edition includes hundreds of photographs and documents accompanied by Lang’s memories and insights. There are the original designs and plans for the event, correspondence, set-lists, information on artists’ fees and much more. It will be published in July.
The film, Woodstock Nation, is a documentary that explores the evolution of music festivals, from Woodstock to today's numerous themed festivals -- asking the question: Is music still a strong voice for social change and do people have an innate need to gather in musical celebration?
In conjunction with the documentary, Golden Leaf Pictures has also put together a 50th anniversary commemorative box set that includes:
- Limited-edition poster, laminated pass, photo album and other collectibles celebrating 50 years of Woodstock
- Three-DVD box set of never-before-released concert footage from the Woodstock 40th anniversary concert at Bethel Woods, the amphitheater that sits on the site of the 1969 festival in Bethel, New York