As the Woodstock 50 festival limps into another week the latest news is as follows, every single one of the artists who were set to perform at the original Woodstock 50 festival have now been released of their contracts.
The New York Times confirmed that the event will now be held at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Aug 16 through 18. The new location is about four-and-a-half hours away from the original festival grounds. The new venue is four and a half hours from its original location.
It appears that an executive with Howard County in Maryland contacted Greg Peck, (who is one of the Woodstock organizers) and said that they couldn’t pass the opportunity up to save the event.
The executive wrote: “When we heard that there was an opportunity to save this festival and bring a piece of American history to our community this summer, we jumped at the chance. Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia is a jewel of Howard County and one of the top music venues in the nation. It felt like such a natural fit to host a historic festival on our storied stage.”
Here is where it stands as of now, Seth Hurwitz, operator of Merriweather Post Pavilion said that Woodstock 50 had reached out and that they’re now working on finalizing the performers.
He added: “The Woodstock folks are working on securing the artists now. If the bands come, we’ll produce the show. We’re looking forward to getting an update as soon as Woodstock 50 has one.”
The original line-up for the festival was set to be Halsey, the Killers, Jay-Z, Chance The Rapper and Miley Cyrus., but their contracts have the former grounds listed and are now void.
It may all change next week, but as of now, it looks like it’s all back on but not with its original line-up.