Woodstock 50 Has Officially Been Canceled

Sturgill Simpson et al. on a stage

Woodstock’s 50th anniversary festival has officially been canceled.

Country acts that were set to perform included Sturgill Simpson, Margo Price, Anderson East, Brandi Carlile, and Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats.

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In a message to Billboard, Dentsu Aegis Network who was funding the fest, said the following:

“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.”

Here was the planned lineup:

A kitchen with a sink and a toaster oven


Will update this story if/when more info becomes available.

A beer bottle on a dock


A beer bottle on a dock