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Two Woodstock Anniversary Concerts Scheduled In New York

Woodstock 50
Woodstock 50

Two competing music festivals will mark the 50th anniversary of Woodstock this summer. The original concert organizer Michael Lang tells Rolling Stone he’s planning a three-day music festival at Watkins Glen International August 16-18th. The lineup will be announced when tickets go on sale in February.

Lang says new and legacy artists are being booked for the concert, his first Woodstock venture since the 1999 anniversary show in Rome, New York ended with fires and some violence.

Live Nation is producing its own Woodstock anniversary festival that same weekend at the site of the 1969 concert, Bethel Woods.

A lifelong resident of the Capital Region, Ian joined WAMC in late 2008 and became news director in 2013. He began working on Morning Edition and has produced The Capitol Connection, Congressional Corner, and several other WAMC programs. Ian can also be heard as the host of the WAMC News Podcast and on The Roundtable and various newscasts. Ian holds a BA in English and journalism and an MA in English, both from the University at Albany, where he has taught journalism since 2013.
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