Next week’s Woodstock Festival was supposed to be an epic tribute to the music event which first began in 1969.
Hundreds of thousands were expected to attend Woodstock 50 between August 16th and 18th to mark the 50th anniversary since the initial festival and it was scheduled to feature original performers like performers Santana, John Sebastian, and Country Joe McDonald.
However, it has now been confirmed that Woodstock 50 will not be going ahead.
Vendors and stakeholders were notified that Miley Cyrus, The Lumineers, The Raconteurs, Jay-Z, the Dead & Co., and John Fogerty had pulled out and would not be performing.
“We are saddened that a series of unforeseen setbacks has made it impossible to put on the Festival we imagined with the great line-up we had booked and the social engagement we were anticipating,” said co-founder of Woodstock, Michael Lang.
More than 400,000 music lovers attended the original 3-day festival in Bethel that is still regarded as one of the greatest musical events of all time.