Update: Woodstock 50 Is Not Cancelled After All- Promoter Says Still On
Oh what a turn of events. Yesterday according to Billboard, there was a statement by one of the festival’s financial backers of them pretty much pulling out, causing assumption that the Woodstock 50 was cancelled.
Woostock 50 Promoter Says It’s Still On
However that might not be the case. In a Facebook post by the festival’s promoter, Michael Lang, it seems it’s still a go!
Also in a statement on The New York Times, Lang said:
They do not have the right to unilaterally cancel the festival.”
Why Many Thought It Was Cancelled
A statement by Dentsu Aegis
It’s a dream for agencies to work with iconic brands and to be associated with meaningful movements. We have a strong history of producing experiences that bring people together around common interests and causes which is why we chose to be a part of the Woodstock 50th Anniversary Festival. But 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.
As a result and after careful consideration, Dentsu Aegis Network’s Amplifi Live, a partner of Woodstock 50, has decided to cancel the festival. As difficult as it is, we believe this is the most prudent decision for all parties involved.
So what does this all mean? Perhaps financial backers might have pulled out, but the show may still go on!