Woodstock Ticket Sales Postponed – Sparks Fear Of Cancellation
Is Trouble Brewing?
It’s barely four months to go before the Woodstock 50 and it already seems like problems are starting to pile up. First, The Black Keys who were supposed to be one of the headliners, had to pull out of the event because of “scheduling conflict.” And just the other day, organizers were forced to delay ticket sales.
They were supposed to go on sale last Monday, April 22, but on Friday, booking agents were already informed via email to hold the selling of tickets. The three-day festival was set to take place at Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, New York from August 16-18. Because of this, there were rumors going around that it might not push through.
However, founder Michael Lang sent the following statement to Billboard:
“Woodstock is a phenomenon that for fifty years has drawn attention to its principles and also the rumors that can be attached to that attention.”
He also cleared up that the cancellation stories were nothing but “rumors.” But they still haven’t announced the new dates which could mean that they’re encountering problems with the venue or the investors. The financing concerns have been circulating since March but some of the artists in the blockbuster lineup were already paid in advance.
In a report made by Pitchfork, it seems like they’re waiting for a permit from the New York State Department of Health (DOH) before they are allowed to start selling tickets. Tim O’Hearn, administrator of Schuyler County, told Pitchfork:
“The health department is reviewing to determine if a conditional permit may be issued that would allow for ticket sales to commence. At this point there is no on-sale date set.”
Stay tuned for more updates regarding Woodstock 50.