Thursday, May 9, 2019

Woodstock 50 promoter files injunction after investors back out of festival

Woodstock 50 promoter Michael Lang and his team have filed an injunction against Dentsu Aegis over the company’s efforts to remove their financial backing of the event.

According to a detailed report by Rolling Stone, organizers have approached the Supreme Court of the State of New York to review the actions of Dentsu related to their contracted involvement in the festival following an April 29 public statement by the company that it had “decided to cancel the festival” over concerns for “the health and safety of the artists, partners and attendees.”

The Woodstock 50 petition claims that Dentsu had no legal right to cancel the event on their own, as organizers request the company be ordered to return $17.8 million to the festival’s bank account and resume active participation in the event as allegedly contracted.

As the planned three-day anniversary concert date continues to draw nearer, Lang has said that he has until Friday, May 10 to raise an additional $30 million to rescue Woodstock 50; a hearing in the case is scheduled to take place on Monday, May 13.

Woodstock 50 tickets have not yet gone on sale as this situation continues to develop and fans await confirmation of the event’s status; for more details, visit

Scheduled to run August 16-18 at Watkins Glen International, the 2019 edition is planning to once again deliver "3 Days of Peace and Music" with an announced diverse lineup that includes Robert Plant, Santana, Greta Van Fleet and original Woodstock performers Santana, Dead & Company, John Fogerty, David Crosby And Friends, John Sebastian, Country Joe Mcdonald, Canned Heat, Hot Tuna and Melanie alongside The Killers, The Black Keys, Jay-Z, Imagine Dragons, Sturgill Simpson, Gary Clark Jr. and dozens more.

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