A difficult decision was made today by the organizers of the 50th Anniversary Woodstock Festival, that was supposed to happen in August.
Event officials with the Dentsu Aegis Network, basically the company that funds the festival, released this statement:
“It’s a dream for agencies to work with iconic brands and to be associated with meaningful movements. We have a strong history of producing experiences that bring people together around common interests and causes which is why we chose to be a part of the Woodstock 50th Anniversary Festival. But despite our tremendous investment of time, effort and commitment, we don’t believe the production of the festival can be executed as an event worthy of the Woodstock Brand name while also ensuring the health and safety of the artists, partners and attendees.
As a result and after careful consideration, Dentsu Aegis Network’s Amplifi Live, a partner of Woodstock 50, has decided to cancel the festival. As difficult as it is, we believe this is the most prudent decision for all parties involved."
The ticket sales for the show had been postponed for a while, with the rumor mill flying with all sorts of different excuses.
The three day festival was going to feature top notch artists, such as Imagine Dragons, The Lumineers, Chance The Rapper, John Fogerty, Miley Cyrus, and dozens more. Even though this isn't a predominately country music festival, the history and excitement of Woodstock set a precedent for future festivals that brought music to brighten people's lives. We're so saddened to see it's not happening now.