An e-mail alerting agents to the postponement of Woodstock 50's ticket sales has sparked fears that the 100,000-passenger anniversary concert should be canceled, though founder Michael Lang only fears called "rumors" had Friday.
"Woodstock is a phenomenon that has been focussing attention on its principles and related rumors for fifty years." Lang, one of the co-founders of the original 1969 event at Bethel Woods, New York, said in a statement to Billboard adding that the fears of his demise are "just more rumors." Buyer Danny Wimmer Presents sent an email to agents who represent Acts of the concert in Watkins Glen, New York. He stated, "The Woodstock 50 is currently on sale and we are waiting for an official Woodstock 50 press release regarding updated announcement, pricing and general information about the festival, which we will receive as soon as we receive it."
Tickets for the three-day event featuring headliners The Killers, Dead and Co, Imagine Dragons and Jay-Z should be on Monday (April 22) in honor of Earth Day. No new date has been announced, and the delay has sparked concern among managers and agents with performances that played the festival across multiple genres.
"In Woodstock, there were always many rumors" Lang said on on March 5, when he answered the questions why he wanted to wait more than a month after he had sold tickets to the To announce the lineup.
"We have excellent partners and an incredible talent team of over 80 artists that will be announced in the next few weeks, we are preparing a one-time event," he said.
Billboard has spoken with representatives for a number of acts in the meeting Most artists have already paid their down payments on their performances.
"Nobody knows what the hell's going on, but there's clearly a problem," says one agent who plays the event from August 1
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