Woodstock 50 respond to rumours of festival cancellation

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Original Woodstock co-founder Michael Lang said the suggestion that his 50th anniversary event was being canceled was “just more rumors,” a month after denying it was in trouble.

The organisers of this year’s Woodstock 50 festival have responded to rumours that the festival might not be going ahead.
Fears were raised after ticket sales for the event were postponed without reason. An email was sent to ticket agents on Friday (April 19) informing them that ticket sales for the event were currently “on hold.”

It read: “There is currently a hold on the Woodstock 50 on-sale date. We are waiting on an official press statement from Woodstock 50 regarding updated [announcements], ticket pricing, and overall festival information. We will get this information to you as soon as we receive it.”

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The rumours swirled as an email for the 50th celebration of the original Woodstock Festival, was sent to ticket agents on Friday (April 19th) letting them know that ticket sales for the event were being postponed and were currently “on hold.”

It read: “There is currently a hold on the Woodstock 50 on-sale date. We are waiting on an official press statement from Woodstock 50 regarding updated [announcements], ticket pricing, and overall festival information. We will get this information to you as soon as we receive it.”

Now, founder of the festival Michael Lang has told Billboard that cancellation fears were merely “rumours” although no reason for the ticket sale postponement have been given.

He said: “Woodstock is a phenomenon that for fifty years has drawn attention to its principles and also the rumours that can be attached to that attention.”

He added that concerns of the festivals cancellations were “just more rumours.” No further information about when the tickets will go on sale has yet been released.We have excellent partners and an incredible talent lineup of over 80 artists which will be announced within the next couple of weeks. We’re preparing a once in a lifetime event.”

 

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