Lineup Announced for Woodstock 50th Anniversary Festival
It’s been fifty years since the world’s most important music festival occurred, and it’s going to happen again this August. The Woodstock 50 Music and Arts Fair has announced its lineup for the weekend of August 16th, 17th, and 18th with over 80 performances.
“The most iconic music festival in American history is bringing peace, love and music back for a new generation of fans,” a press release stated. “Woodstock 50’s lineup reflects its mission –uniting people in a shared experience with great artists and encouraging active support of equality, inclusion and a shared sustainable future.”
Headliners for the event include The Killers (with bassist Mark Stoermer), Miley Cyrus, Santana (with bassist Benny Rietveld), Dead & Company (with Oteil Burbridge), Chance the Rapper, The Black Keys, Jay-Z, Imagine Dragons (with Ben McKee), and Halsey. Other bands with notable bassists include David Crosby and Friends with Mai Leisz, The Lumineers with Byron Isaacs, Greta Van Fleet with Sam Kiszka, The Zombies with Søren Koch, and Hot Tuna with bass legend Jack Casady. Casady is among the handful of performers that made the original 1969 festival the legend it became.
We’ve lined up artists who won’t just entertain but will remind the world that music has the power to bring people together, to heal, to move us to action and to tell the stories of a generation,” said Michael Lang, co-founder and producer of the 1969 and 2019 Woodstock festivals. “Our hope is that today, just as in 1969, music will be the constant that can inspire positive change.”
Tickets for Woodstock 50 go on sale on Earth Day, which is April 22nd.
Woodstock 50 Lineup:
Scheduled on Friday, Aug. 16: The Killers, Miley Cyrus, The Lumineers, The Raconteurs, Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats, Run The Jewels, The Head and The Heart, Maggie Rogers, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Bishop Briggs, Anderson East, Akon, Princess Nokia, Grandson, Fever 333, Larkin Poe, Dorothy, Flora Cash, Brian Cadd, Ninet Tayeb and more.
Scheduled on Saturday, Aug. 17: Chance The Rapper, The Black Keys, Sturgill Simpson, Greta Van Fleet, Portugal. The Man, Leon Bridges, Gary Clark Jr., Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Dawes, Margo Price, Nahko And Medicine For The People, India.Arie, Jade Bird, Rival Sons, Emily King, Soccer Mommy, SiR, Taylor Bennett, Amy Helm, Courtney Hadwin, Pearl, John-Robert, IAMDDB. and more.
Scheduled on Sunday, Aug. 18: Jay-Z, Imagine Dragons, Halsey, Cage the Elephant, Brandi Carlile, Janelle Monáe, Young the Giant, Courtney Barnett, Common, Vince Staples, Judah and The Lion, Earl Sweatshirt, Boygenius, Reignwolf, The Zombies, Pussy Riot, Cherry Glazerr, Leven Kali, The Marcus King Band, Victory, Hollis Brown, John Craigie, Amigo The Devil, Liz Brasher and more.