Plans for Woodstock 50 have been cancelled

The anniversary event was due to take place this August in New York.

Woodstock 50 - an anniversary event set to celebrate the legendary music festival - has been cancelled.

The event was due to take place at Watkins Glen in New York, not too far from the site of the original event, which took place in 1969 in the Catskill Mountains, just outside of the city.

However, organisers involved with the event have now pulled the plug, citing that they “don’t believe the production of the festival can be executed as an event worthy of the Woodstock Brand name while also ensuring the health and safety of the artists, partners and attendees.”

Speaking to Billboard, they continued: “As a result and after careful consideration, Dentsu Aegis Network’s Amplifi Live, a partner of Woodstock 50, has decided to cancel the festival. As difficult as it is, we believe this is the most prudent decision for all parties involved.”

Tickets for the event were yet to go on sale.

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