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‘Woodstock 50’ lineup announced

The performers have been announced for the commemoration of the iconic Woodstock music festival.

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When half a million people gathered in a field in upstate New York, they saw performers like Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Joe Cocker during the three days of peace, love and rock n’ roll. 

Half a century later, music fans will now be able to enjoy music from those who were huge names back then, as well as those who are the top artists now.

“Woodstock 50” will be held at Watkins Glen International racetrack in Watkins Glen, Schuyler County, New York. 

The Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, the original festival site, originally had planned to host the event, but organizers changed the venue in favor of offering consecutive days of events, according to the Poughkeepsie Journal

The weekend will start with a screening of the “Woodstock” documentary on Aug. 15, then a concert by Ringo Starr, Arlo Guthrie and Edgar Winter on Aug. 16, followed by a concert by Santana, joined by the Doobie Brothers, on Aug. 17, the newspaper reported.

There will be a full-fledged “Woodstock 50” event, with 80 acts that span the decades and musical styles, according to the Journal.

The 50th anniversary of Woodstock will be held at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, just 90 minutes from New York City.
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Aug. 16:

  • The Killers
  • Miley Cyrus
  • Santana
  • The Lumineers
  • The Raconteurs
  • Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters
  • Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats
  • John Fogerty
  • Run the Jewels
  • The Head and the Heart
  • Maggie Rogers
  • Michael Franti & Spearhead
  • Bishop Briggs
  • Anderson East
  • Akron
  • Princess Nokia
  • John Sebastian
  • Melanie
  • Grandson
  • Fever 333
  • Dorothy
  • Flora Cash
  • Larkin Poe
  • Brian Cadd
  • Ninet Tayeb

Aug. 17:

  • Dead & Company
  • 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
  • David Crosby and Friends
  • Dawes
  • Margo Price
  • Nahko and Medicine for the People
  • India Arie
  • Jade Bird
  • Country Joe McDonald
  • Rival Sons
  • Emily King
  • Soccer Mommy
  • Sir
  • Taylor Bennett
  • Amy Helm
  • Courtney Hadwin
  • Pearl
  • John-Robert
  • IAMDDB

Aug. 18: 

  • 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
  • Reignwolf
  • The Zombies
  • Canned Heat
  • Hot Tuna
  • Pussy Riot
  • Cherry Glazerr
  • Leven Kali
  • The Marcus King Band
  • Victory
  • Hollis Brown
  • John Craigie
  • Amigo the Devil
  • Liz Brasher

For more information, visit woodstock.com.

Tickets will go on sale for the Ringo concert March 22. “Woodstock 50” tickets go on sale April 22.

The Museum at Bethel Woods is also hosting exhibits to commemorate the original Woodstock festival. 

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