There's More Bad News for Woodstock 50

July 10, 2019
Woodstock Music Festival co-producer Michael Lang attends a celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Woodstock

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Variety learned on Tuesday that the organizers of the troubled Woodstock 50 festival have been denied a permit to hold the event at its most recent proposed site. After the original venue, Watkins Glen International speedway, pulled out of the festival last month, Vernon Downs in Upstate New York was proposed but never confirmed as the most recent site. Oneida County Administrator Anthony Picente Jr. says the promoters have five days to appeal the decision, but noted that “what they have submitted to date has not met many of the requirements” to stage the festival and the chances of it taking place in Oneida Country seem “highly unlikely.” Woodstock 50 is scheduled to take place on the weekend of August 16-18, but has no venue and no tickets have gone on sale.

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