The anticipated rock festival to mark Woodstock’s 40th anniversary with shows in New York and Berlin may not happen after all — at least not this year.
The show’s producers tell Rolling Stone Magazine that the planning is far behind schedule and may force the event into next year.
“It may not be the year for Woodstock,” Joel Rosenman, business partner for Woodstock show producer Michael Lang, told Rolling Stone.
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The plan had been for the two shows on two continents to mark the anniversary in August. Lang helped organize the 30th anniversary show, and had hopes for another this year.
Officially titled the Woodstock Music & Arts Fair, the 1969 festival has remained the stuff of legends, featuring Hall of Fame acts like Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Joe Cocker (pictured above), and scores of others.
It also immortalized other performers, including Richie Havens and Arlo Guthrie.
Woodstock has also been among the most mimicked concepts in rock history. It’s just that this year may not serve as another example.