Woodstock 50 Discussion Thread - Lineup got announced

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  • Utter shit

    Votes: 31 73.8%
  • Seems like a decent lineup

    Votes: 1 2.4%
  • That's my playlist right there

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Pretty Hit or Miss

    Votes: 5 11.9%
  • Ain't this Hippie Music?

    Votes: 5 11.9%

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Gordon Cole

Give 'em something to remember like The Alamo
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wow, I really wanna buy a ticket now.

The Independent said:
Woodstock co-founder asks fans to 'get over' contemporary line-up: 'We cannot just have an oldies show'

Miley Cyrus, the Killers and Jay-Z are among the full line-up

One of the co-organisers of the 1969 Woodstock music festival has asked fans to stop complaining about the modern line-up of the anniversary event taking place this year.

Woodstock 50, as it has been dubbed, will take place in August in Watkins Glen, New York, marking five decades since the original “three days of peace, love and music”.

Miley Cyrus, the Killers and Jay-Z are among the acts announced as part of the full line-up last week.

The line-up has attracted mixed reactions on social media, including criticism from some who were expecting to see more acts from the 1969 festival, or more artists from the sixties and seventies.

“Please, somebody let me know that I’m not the only one that thinks the Woodstock line-up is whack,” one Twitter user wrote. “It’s going to literally be nowhere near the spirit of the first one.”

But Michael Lang, a concert promoter and manager who co-created the 1969 festival, told TMZ he believes it was important to make Woodstock 50 a “contemporary show” for a “young” audience.

Asked what he would like to tell purists who have expressed unhappiness about the current line-up, Lang said: ”Kind of get over it, really. We cannot just have an oldies show.”

He added: “This is really a contemporary Woodstock for today. The reason for it is really based around the social issues that we’re dealing with.”

Lang expressed the hope that Woodstock 50 would be an occasion to foster activism and “re-steer” the direction in which “the world seems to be heading”.

The Woodstock 50 line-up does include some heritage acts, such as Santana and Dead & Company, made up of former Grateful Dead members.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/woodstock-50-michael-lang-line-up-jay-z-the-killers-a8840366.html
 
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Winnie the Poohnani

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No Rolling Stones, no deal. Mick & Co set the bar for best outdoor hippie festival ever, at Altamont.

Without them, all the rapes and violence at Woodstock 50 will just seem kinda... derivative. But of course, if the Stones were added to the lineup and the Bloods and the Crips were hired to do security (Jay Z, get on that), then we might could have us some fun.
 

Truthspeaker

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^This. Plus something else I cannot remember hating them for.
It might've been "Belieber", but each new Imagine Dragons release will bring more reasons to hate them 'til they have the decency to be replaced by some other terrible corporate product.

Uh, what? GVF are just a modern, wannabe Led Zepplin. Laddie has no idea what he's talkin' about.
Greta Van Fleet had way worse production on their debut studio album than any Zep record I've ever heard. It wouldn't be a dealbreaker if they didn't also have worse lyrics.

What the fuck is a dray? what's a Yankee peddler doing selling it in an English village? why's the Sweet Mama taking her kids to town in a winter storm? did several chidren need to die for this terrible song? and could the Cold Wind please frostbite the fingers off whichever Kishka thinks "You take the ox to town and you can sell" is acceptable syntax?

I haven't seen lyrics this terrible since Pat Monahan was popular, and this is coming from someone who actually liked From the Fires.

No Rolling Stones, no deal. Mick & Co set the bar for best outdoor hippie festival ever, at Altamont.

Without them, all the rapes and violence at Woodstock 50 will just seem kinda... derivative. But of course, if the Stones were added to the lineup and the Bloods and the Crips were hired to do security (Jay Z, get on that), then we might could have us some fun.
If 6ix9ine weren't in prison, him and the Bloods killing the Imagine Dragons would be a strong case in favor of a governor's pardon.

Assuming he could avoid showing a middle-school girl the interior of his favorite windowless van long enough to complete his mission.
 

Stab You in the Back

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Miley Cyrus is a talented performer and singer, unlike all the rappers and ukulele strumming hipsters they have rounding out the rest of the lineup. The biggest fault of this festival is that is seems more like its promoting the soundtrack to Pretty Little Liars than it representing the best music of this generation (gen z).
 
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ZehnBoat

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i don't know 99% of the musicians, and the ones i do i don't care enough to shell out tons of money to see, or i don't like

there are good modern musicians i would love to see but none of them are there so fuck it, i'll watch woodstock 69 at home
 
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Freddy Freaker

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He added: “This is really a contemporary Woodstock for today. The reason for it is really based around the social issues that we’re dealing with.”

Lang expressed the hope that Woodstock 50 would be an occasion to foster activism and “re-steer” the direction in which “the world seems to be heading”.
So they're gonna preach at us about how wypipo all Nazis n shiet and how we only have until the year 2000 2008 2015 12 years to adopt Agenda 21 before climate change kills us all? Sounds like a great time. Can't wait
 
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Stoneheart

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The line up is pathetic.
They bullied the biggest free festival of Europe out of its name for this shit and they cant get a decent lineup?
they will also have 1/4ths the visitors of Polish Woodstock, if they are lucky.
 

Gordon Cole

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Seems legit.
Variety said:
Woodstock 50 Festival Postpones Ticket On-Sale Date

UPDATED: The troubled Woodstock 50 festival has run into more difficulties, as multiple sources told Variety late Friday that the April 22 on-sale date for the event has been postponed.

Agents for artists scheduled to perform at the festival — which include Jay-Z, Dead & Company, Chance the Rapper, Miley Cyrus, Imagine Dragons and Halsey — received a notice from festival talent buyer Danny Wimmer Presents that reads, according to Hits Daily Double, “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 announce, ticket pricing, and overall festival information. We will get this information to you as soon as we receive it.”

Two informed sources tell Variety that the postponement is due to a delay in permit clearances for the site — possibly as few as one — and tickets will go on sale once it is issued.

A spokesperson for the festival seemed to dispute reports of trouble in a statement to Variety that reads: “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. Just more rumors.”

The news is the latest in a bumpy path for the 50th-anniversary festival, scheduled for August 16-18, the same dates as the original 1969 event. Organizers were unable to lock down the upstate New York site of the original Woodstock, which is now Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, opting instead for the 1,000-acre Watkins Glen International racetrack, some 150 miles northwest (and considerably farther from New York and other major cities, a consideration for a festival that hopes to draw more than 100,000 people). While music festivals have been held at the racetrack before, including two Phish festivals and the 1973 “Summer Jam” (which featured the Band, the Grateful Dead and the Allman Brothers Band and drew a then-record 600,00 people), concerns arose about the accessibility of the site, which is around 20 miles from the nearest interstate highway. Last year Phish’s planned Curveball festival was cancelled at the last minute due to tainted water, however that issue was weather-related, stemming from overflow from strong storms in the days before the event.

Early in March, rumors emerged about financing problems, which were dismissed in a statement to Variety by Michael Lang, a cofounder of the original festival and a key organizer of Woodstock 50. “There’s always been lots of rumors around Woodstock,” he said in a statement to Variety. “We’re preparing a once in a lifetime event.”

Two weeks later, the festival announced its blockbuster lineup, yet concerns continued; originally scheduled headliners the Black Keyes, pulled out of the festival four weeks after the lineup was announced, citing scheduling conflicts.

The festival’s top-billed artists have been paid in advance, a source tells Variety, with the money being held in escrow.

Also included in the lineup are the Raconteurs, Robert Plant and the Sensational Shapeshifters, Run the Jewels, Gary Clark Jr., Cage the Elephant, Greta Van Fleet, Janelle Monae, Brandi Carlile, Maggie Rogers, Margo Price, Sturgill Simpson, Portugal the Man, Dawes, the Lumineers, Bishop Briggs, Pussy Riot, Courtney Barnett, Leon Bridges, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, John Fogerty, Common, Young the Giant and the Zombies. The bill also includes more than a half-dozen artists who performed at the original 1969 festival: Santana, John Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival, John Sebastian, CSNY’s David Crosby, Melanie, Country Joe McDonald and Canned Heat. The acts will perform on three stages, dubbed the Peace Stage, Love Stage and Music Stage, the three keywords used in key art for the original fest.

The Woodstock 50th anniversary is being produced under license from Woodstock Ventures, which was founded by Lang with original festival co-founders Joel Rosenman and the late John Roberts; Artie Kornfeld, who co-produced the 1969 event, is rejoining the team for Woodstock 50.
https://variety.com/2019/music/news/woodstock-50-festival-postpones-ticket-on-sale-date-1203193881/
 

Senor Cardgage Mortgage

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At least they got Santana back

Shit going to one of his concerts, you're guaranteed to get second hand high off of all the pot being smoked. Especially since this is fucking woodstock I'm sure everyone is getting stoned.


t. went to one of his concerts about 5 years ago and got high as fuck being around everyone
 
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