Woodstock 50th Anniversary Festival Returns to Original Site

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Woodstock’s golden anniversary will be celebrated where it all began. 

The Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, a concert venue built on the original Woodstock site, announced Thursday that the 50th anniversary of the iconic music festival will be held at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. 

The original Woodstock was held in August 1969 in a farm in the Sullivan County town of Bethel, 137 kilometers from New York City. The festival drew more than 400,000 people and has since been considered a pivotal moment in music history. 

The milestone celebration will feature live music and performers will include “prominent and emerging artists spanning multiple genres and decades.” It’ll run August 16 to 18, 2019. 

The event is described as a “pan-generational music, culture and community event” featuring live music performances and TED-style talks “from leading futurists and retro-tech experts.”