Despite some early hints, Woodstock 50 has officially revealed a majority of its lineup, including marquee acts like Dead & Company, Santana, Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters, Sturgill Simpson, Brandi Carlile, Hot Tuna, Gary Clark Jr., John Fogerty, The Lumineers, The Raconteurs, The Black Keys, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Margo Price, The Marcus King Band and more.
There will also be plenty of non-rock acts filling out the Aug. 16-18 billing. Headliners like Chance The Rapper, Miley Cyrus, Halsey, Janelle Monáe and Jay-Z will represent the worlds of hip-hop, pop and R&B at the celebratory event.
Moving away from its original home at Bethel Woods, Woodstock 50 will be held in Watkins Glen, NY.
And as the festival simultaneously embraces music’s present era, a number of original performers will return to the Woodstock stage. David Crosby performed at the original Woodstock with CSNY as well as Woodstock ’94 with Crosby Stills & Nash. Country Joe McDonald – who created one of Woodstock’s most famous moments with his anti-war
“I-Feel-Like-I’m-Fixin’-to-Die Rag” – will also perform at Woodstock 50, as will Amy Helm, who will carry on her father Levon Helm’s legacy as a performer at both Woodstock ’69 and Woodstock ’94 with The Band.
The Grateful Dead also performed at the original Bethel Woods event, and Bob Weir returned to the Woodstock stage in 1994 to offer a duo set with longtime collaborator Rob Wasserman.
According to the official announcement, Woodstock 50 will also mirror its predecessor by embracing social causes. Organizations like HeadCount, Global Citizen, Hiring America, March For Our Lives and Conversation International will be on site to raise awareness for their respective causes.
For more information – including tickets – visit Woodstock.com.
Check out the lineup below:
Friday Aug. 16
Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
Run The Jewels
The Head and The Heart
Michael Franti & Spearhead
Saturday, Aug. 17
Dead & Company
Chance The Rapper
The Black Keys
Greta Van Fleet
Portugal. The Man
Gary Clark Jr.
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
David Crosby & Friends
Nahko & Medicine For The People
Country Joe McDonald
Sunday, Aug. 18
Cage The Elephant
Young The Giant
Judah & The Lion
The Marcus King Band
Amigo The Devil