The saga of Woodstock 50 continues with another logistical blow to the festival.
This time, host venue Watkins Glen International is the bearer of bad news, with officials stating, “Watkins Glen International terminated the site license for Woodstock pursuant to provisions of the contract. As such, WGI will not be hosting the Woodstock 50 Festival.”
It seems like the 50th anniversary event has been plagued with continued problems, from ticket sales being continually postponed to founder Micheal Lange alleging a multi-million dollar theft by investors.
Scheduled performers for Woodstock 50 include Dead & Company, Santana, The Killers, Jay-Z, Chance the Rapper, Miley Cyrus and many more.
“I’m as much of a spectator as anyone else is to this wildness,” Dead & Company guitarist Mayer said in May. “I was told, ‘Yeah it’s not happening.’ There’s only one person still saying, ‘No, it’s gonna go.’ It reminds me of the scene in Monty Python [and The Holy Grail] where the knight is now missing the arm and the leg and he’s hopping up and down and saying, ‘It’s just a flesh wound.’ If those guys [Dead & Company] end up going, I will go, but it seems to me now: ‘It’s just a flesh wound’ and blood is spurting everywhere.”
As of Monday afternoon, officials from Woodstock 50 have yet to make a statement, and the festival’s website remains operational, still listing Watkins Glen, NY as its location.
This story is still developing.