Watkins Glen Will Not Host Woodstock 50 Festival
WOODSTOCK 50 SAYS FESTIVAL WILL STILL GO ON AFTER LOSING VENUE, PRODUCER
(CNN) – Woodstock 50 has lost its venue and other groups are cutting ties, but organizers say the festival will still go on.
Watkins Glen, a road racing facility in upstate New York, pulled out from hosting.
The New York State Department of Health has still not issued a permit for the gathering.
The festival’s producer, CID Entertainment, said in a statement to Billboard that they too will no longer be involved in Woodstock 50.
CID was set to provide transportation, camping and travel packages to attendees.
Organizers promise they’re working to find a new venue.
Woodstock 50 marks the 50th anniversary of the iconic 1969 music festival that drove more than 400,000 people to Bethel, New York.
The three-day event is scheduled for the weekend starting August 16th.
The lineup features Jay Z, The Killers, Chance the Rapper, Miley Cyrus, The Raconteurs and others.
Tickets are expected to go on sale soon, according to the festival website.