Woodstock 50th Anniversary Festival Returns to Original Site

The iconic music festival will mark its 50th anniversary where it all began. 

The Woodstock 50th anniversary festival will be held at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, where the 1969 Woodstock Music and Art Fair took place. The milestone festival will feature — you guessed it — live music.

The Bethel Woods Center for the Arts announced Thursday that a three-day music festival will be held in August 2019 to mark the anniversary. The event is described as a “pan-generational music, culture and community event” featuring live music performances and TED-style talks “from leading futurists and retro-tech experts.” Performers will include “prominent and emerging artists spanning multiple genres and decades.” 

The original Woodstock was held in August 1069 on a farm 137 kilometers from New York City. The festival drew more than 400,000 people.