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Woodstock 50 Canceled After Jay-Z & Miley Cyrus Drop Out


Woodstock 50 is not happening this year.

What was meant to be a celebration of one of the most iconic music festivals of all time has turned into an absolute mess.  (albeit in a different state altogether…) and the next, it’s been cancelled. From the beginning, the fiftieth anniversary of the historic fest had been doomed. Organizers secured a pretty impressive line-up, including support from Jay-Z, , Halsey, and many more. .

Woodstock 50 Canceled After Jay-Z & Miley Cyrus Drop Out
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It was only a matter of time before this happened. The festival has been leaning towards cancellation for weeks and , the organizers decided to pull the plug on the entire thing. Although it was set to kick off next month, the principal of the festival, Greg Peck, explains that things just weren’t meant to be.

“The unfortunate dispute with our financial partner and the resulting legal proceedings set us off course at a critical juncture, throwing a wrench in our plans and forcing us to find an alternate venue to Watkins Glen,” he said. “The timing meant we had few choices where our artists would be able to perform. We worked hard to find a way to produce a proper tribute—and some great artists came aboard over the last week to support Woodstock 50—but time simply ran short.”

Maybe they will be organized enough to put on the hundredth anniversary in fifty years…

Woodstock 50 Canceled After Jay-Z & Miley Cyrus Drop Out
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