Woodstock 50 Organizers Throw Hail Mary Attempt To Save Festival

July 11, 2019
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The possibility of there being a successful Woodstock 50 music festival appears to be extremely poor. Once the festival's financial backer exited funding the event over concert security for the artists and staff, permits, and disagreements over location and capacity, any hope of Woodstock 50 rising from the ashes were out the door.

The festival's co-founder Michael Lang pushed on with his team to assure fans that Woodstock 50 would indeed be happening from August 16th to August 18th.

But without an official location and only 35 days left, Lang posted a plea to the festival's Instagram urging the town of Vernon to grant them a permit to hold the event in their town. "Will the Town of Vernon allow peace, love & music to prevail so we can celebrate Woodstock 50 with you? Upon permit approval we’ll announce our ticket on sale. Please share to show your support."

Will the Town of Vernon allow peace, love & music to prevail so we can celebrate Woodstock50 with you? Upon permit approval we’ll announce our ticket on sale. Please share to show your support.☮️❤️--#Woodstock #Woodstock50

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According to Variety, local residents and businesses of Vernon stood firmly against the festival taking place in their town, citing concerns over how they will be able to accomodate over 65,000 visitors over the course of three days.

In a statement released by Town of Vernon Supervisor Randy Watson, "“Our stance has been from the beginning of hearing about this that we have serious concerns regarding having enough time to plan for an event of this size at this location. We have been working hard at sorting out all the details of this, which still remain up in the air, to be quite honest. We will continue to do so.”

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