In a new statement by Schuyler County Administrator Tim O’Hearn, the Woodstock 50 Festival – which had previously predicted attendance up to 100,000 – will draw a maximum of 75,000 people.
“We have maintained the position that the attendance number would be set at whatever number the production team and promoter could demonstrate they could support with adequate infrastructure and security. That number has been determined to be 75,000,” O’Hearn wrote.
This is the latest curveball thrown to Woodstock 50 organizers, who recently postponed the August event’s onsale date due to permit issues.
Cancellation talk has plagued Woodstock 50 for weeks, with headliners The Black Keys pulling out and an anonymous agent telling Billboard, “No one knows what the hell is going on but there is clearly a problem.”
On the other hand, original Woodstock promoter and Woodstock 50 architect Michael Lang has brushed off cancellation rumors as “just rumors.”
Woodstock 50 is scheduled for Aug. 16-18 in Watkin’s Glen, NY. Headliners include Dead & Company, Santana, The Raconteurs, Miley Cyrus, Sturgill Simpson, Jay-Z, Chance The Rapper and more.