Original Woodstock Site Will Host 50th Anniversary Concert

The original site of 1969’s landmark Woodstock festival will open its doors once again for a 50th anniversary concert, according to a Friday report from NBC4. Live Nation, the INVNT agency and Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, will host a three-day music festival this August in Bethel, New York, which will reportedly include performances from “prominent and emerging artists spanning multiple genres and decades,” and talks by “leading futurists and retro-tech experts.” NBC4 reports that the original festival attracted more than 400,000 people. “Fifty years ago, people gathered peacefully on our site inspired to change the world through music,” Darlene Fedun, CEO of the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, said in a statement cited by the Los Angeles Times. “As the stewards of this historic site, we remain committed to preserving this rich history and spirit, and to educating and inspiring new generations to contribute positively to the world through music, culture and community.”