Over the past several months, hype has been building around Woodstock’s 50th-anniversary festival. In March, the official lineup dropped and was set to feature Chance The Rapper, The Killers, Halsey + more at New York’s Watson Glen.
Unfortunately, today news has emerged that the event’s organizers had to preemptively cancel the festival. An official statement by one of the brand’s main investors, Dentsu Aegis Network, went public today as they explained:
“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.”
While the idea was good in theory, it turns out the historic festival’s organizers bit off a bit more than they could chew… Let’s just be thankful this didn’t end up being the next Fyre Festival. Read more in-depth about the cancellation at Billboard here.