Following reports earlier this week that the Black Keys, Imagine Dragons and the Killers were among the rock acts slated to appear at this summer’s 50th anniversary celebration of the historic Woodstock rock festival, a more complete but still unofficial lineup has been revealed by Variety.
In addition to the acts mentioned above, Greta Van Fleet, the Raconteurs, Cage The Elephant, Portugal. The Man, the Lumineers, Bishop Briggs and Dorothy are also among the more than 20 names provided by sources close to the event. Also listed are pop, country and hip-hop stars like Jay-Z, Chance The Rapper, Run The Jewels, Gary Clark Jr., Margo Price, Sturgill Simpson, Dawes, Halsey, Miley Cyrus, Janelle Monae and Brandi Carlile.
According to those same sources, artists with firm offers have been wired payments and a lineup announcement is imminent. A slowdown in some of the payments reaching the acts has contributed to the delay in unveiling the festival’s full complement of artists.
The acts will allegedly perform on three stages, dubbed the Peace Stage, Love Stage and Music Stage. Those were the three words that made up the slogan for the original 1969 event. Michael Lang, co-creator of the first show and one of the producers of the new one, would not confirm or deny any names yet.
Woodstock 50 will be held on August 14th through the 16th in Watkins Glen, New York, approximately 90 minutes away from the original event’s site. That location will be the focus that same weekend of a smaller anniversary celebration, dubbed the Bethel Woods Music and Culture Festival, which will feature Arlo Guthrie, Santana, Ringo Starr, Edgar Winter and the Doobie Brothers.
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