NEW YORK - AUGUST 13: Woodstock Music Festival co-producer Micael Lang attends a celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Woodstock at the at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Annex NYC on August 13, 2009 in New York City.

Woodstock 50 has somehow still been limping along despite all of the issues it has dealt with, and now the festival has been handed two big problems: Losing their venue site and a producing partner.

Per Rolling Stone, Watkins Glen International has pulled out of its contract with the festival, with a rep for the racetrack saying in a statement, “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.” Woodstock 50 confirmed this news and said in a statement, “We confirm that we will not be moving forward with Watkins Glen as a venue for Woodstock 50. We are in discussions with another venue to host Woodstock 50 on August 16th – 18th and look forward to sharing the new location when tickets go on sale in the coming weeks.”

Following the venue loss news, Woodstock 50 event producer CID Entertainment told Billboard, “CID Entertainment had been engaged to provide enhanced camping, travel packages and transportation for Woodstock 50. Given developments, we can confirm that CID is no longer involved in Woodstock 50 in any capacity.”

CID Entertainment originally replaced Superfly as a producer of the event, who had backed out after original financial partner Dentsu pulled their funding and announced in April the festival had been canceled.


Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.

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