Woodstock 50 loses venue, festival to still proceed

Woodstock 50 faces further obstacles after losing its venue. The festival will take place 50 years after the original Woodstock Music and Art Festival which saw performances by Arlo Guthrie, Jimi Hendrix, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Joe Cocker and many more.

The latest mishap in Woodstock 50’s track record may just be the final nail in the coffin. Woodstock 50’s venue, Watkins Glen International racetrack, “terminated the site license for Woodstock pursuant to provisions of the contract,” according to a statement released by WGI June 10. “As such, WGI will not be hosting the Woodstock 50 Festival.”

In addition to losing the festival’s venue, CID Entertainment, the production company that replaced Superfly in producing the festival, announced it will no longer be involved with Woodstock 50.

“CID Entertainment had been engaged to provide enhanced camping, travel packages and transportation for Woodstock 50,” the company said in a statement. “Given developments, we can confirm that CID is no longer involved in Woodstock 50 in any capacity.”

The future of the festival is looking grim considering tickets haven’t been released for the August 16-18 weekend. Organizers released a statement since losing WGI as a venue.

“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.”