Woodstock 50 tickets will not go on sale today (April 24), according to various reports. Sources for Billboard, Variety and Pitchfork confirmed the delay in ticketing for the fesstival co-organized by the original 1969 event producer Michael Lang that is set to take place August 16 – 18 at Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, New York.
Billboard and Variety report that Lang called speculation that Woodstock 50 would be canceled “just more rumors.” The organizers also stated, “Woodstock is a phenomenon that for fifty years has drawn attention to its principles and also the rumors that can be attached to that attention.
Pitchfork communicated with local official Tim O’Hearn who confirmed ticket sale were being delayed due to the processing of a mass gathering permit. The application was reportedly filed with the New York State Department of Health on April 15.
“The health department is reviewing to determine if a conditional permit may be issued that would allow for ticket sales to commence,” O’Hearn said. “At this point there is no on-sale date set.”
The Woodstock 50 lineup features Dead & Company, Jay-Z and The Killers as well as Santana, The Raconteurs, Chance The Rapper, Robert Plant And The Sensational Space Shifters, John Fogerty, David Crosby And Friends, Brandi Carlile, Janelle Monae, Sturgill Simpson, Greta Van Fleet, Margo Price, Portugal. The Man, Leon Bridges, Gary Clark Jr., Nathaniel Rateliff And The Night Sweats, Maggie Rogers, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros, Dawes, The Marcus King Band, The Zombies, Canned Heat, Hot Tuna, Country Joe Mcdonald and several others. The Black Keys were originally part of the lineup but canceled due to scheduling conflicts.