One of the most exciting storylines to break last year was the creation of a 50th-anniversary festival to honor Woodstock. Soon details began to drip out. The festival would be hosted at Watkins Glen, NY. It would feature many prominent artists across many genres and generations of music. It would be a three-day camping event. It all sounded pretty incredible. Then the line up dropped.
Immediately, fans had some mixed reactions, but overall the public was pleased. Then things went dark for a little bit, until this weekend when it was announced through a press release that ticket sales would be delayed. They were expected to begin today. Billboard spoke with an anonymous source who works with one of the booked artists who explained that there is a lack of communication from organizers that is worrisome.
It is known that most artists have been paid deposits for the event already. The ticket on-sale date being pushed back is not the end of the festivals worries either. One of the headlining artists has already pulled out. Fans who were looking forward to seeing The Black Keys at Woodstock should start to look for other events hosting the group. The Black Keys only gave a vague explanation for their decision to not play the festival, at this time we are not sure if it is related to internal struggles which have been reported.
Is Woodstock 2019 heading towards cancelation? No firm answer can be given just yet, although there are some troublesome signs. Stay tuned as more information becomes available.