On Friday, The Black Keys announced that they will no longer be a part of the Woodstock 50 festival set to take place from August 16th–18th in Watkins Glen, NY.
As the blues-rock duo notes in a Facebook post, “Due to a scheduling conflict, The Black Keys will unfortunately need to cancel their set at Woodstock. The band wants to let fans know as soon as possible and before tickets go on sale.”
The Black Keys recently released their first new song in 5 years, “Lo/Hi”, and announced an extensive 2019 fall tour featuring support from Modest Mouse and more. For more information on the tour, head here.
While The Black Keys’ Woodstock cancellation is disappointing to fans planning to head to the anniversary celebration, the lineup still features an extensive, stylistically diverse roster of musical acts.
Artists scheduled to perform on day one of the festival on August 16th include The Killers, Miley Cyrus, Santana, The Lumineers, The Raconteurs, Robert Plant and The Sensational Space Shifter, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, John Fogerty, Run The Jewels, The Head and The Heart, Maggie Rogers, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Bishop Briggs, Anderson East, Dorothy, Larkin Poe, and more.
The second day of the event on August 17th will feature performances from Dead & Company, Chance The Rapper, Sturgill Simpson, Greta Van Fleet, Portugal. The Man, Gary Clark Jr., Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeroes, David Crosby and Friends, Dawes, Margo Price, Nahko and Medicine for the People, Jade Bird, Country Joe McDonald, Emily King, Soccer Mommy, Taylor Bennett, Amy Helm, and more.
The third and final day on August 18th will see performances by artists including Jay-Z, Imagine Dragons, Halsey, Cage The Elephant, Brandi Carlile, Janelle Monae, Young The Giant, Courtney Barnett, Common, Vince Staples, Judah and The Lion, Earl Sweatshirt, Boygenius (the indie rock supergroup comprised of Phoebe Bridgers, Julien Baker, and Lucy Dacus), Reignwolf, The Zombies, Canned Heat, Hot Tuna, Cherry Glazerr, Marcus King Band, and many more.
Tickets for Woodstock 50 go on sale on April 22nd. For more information, head to the event website.