Organizer of Woodstock 50 gives new statement about cancellation rumours

'We don't give up'

One of the organizers of Woodstock 50 have released a new statement about the rumours that the festival has been cancelled after Dentsu Aegis Network, who was funding the festival, backed out.

“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,” Dentsu Aegis Network revealed.
 


Now, organizer Michael Lang has issued a statement about the situation. “It seems in a way that history is repeating itself,” Lang wrote. “In July of 1969 we lost our site in Walkill and with only a month to go, we managed to move to Bethel. Woodstock was going to happen no matter what!”

“Yesterday, our financial partner, Dentsu-Aegis, made the decision to pull out and informed us that they were cancelling the festival at the same time they let the press release go public,” he continued. “We have yet to understand why they would try to prevent the festival from happening by seemingly undermining us in this way. It is one thing to decide for oneself that it is best to move on, but it is entirely another thing to try and close the door on us.”

Read the statement in full here.
 
Lead photo courtesy of Ric Manning.