Jay-Z, Dead & Company, The Killers to Headline Woodstock 50
Miley Cyrus, Santana, Imagine Dragons and Chance the Rapper are also set to perform at the festival, which will take place Aug. 16-18 in New York.
Jay-Z, Dead & Company and The Killers will headline one of the 50th-anniversary shows commemorating the groundbreaking Woodstock festival this summer.
Woodstock co-founder Michael Lang on Tuesday announced that Miley Cyrus, Santana, Imagine Dragons, Robert Plant, The Black Keys and Chance the Rapper will also perform at Woodstock 50, which is set to take place Aug. 16-18 in Watkins Glen, New York, about 115 miles northwest of the original site. The event is separate from an anniversary concert planned at the site of the original festival in 1969.
"We’ve lined up artists who won’t just entertain but will remind the world that music has the power to bring people together, to heal, to move us to action and to tell the stories of a generation," said Lang, co-founder and producer of the 1969 and 2019 Woodstock festivals. "Our hope is that today, just as in 1969, music will be the constant that can inspire positive change."
Lang made the announcement at a press conference at Jimi Hendrix's Electric Lady Studios in New York City alongside Common and John Fogerty, who performed at the original Woodstock. Both Fogerty and Common will perform this summer.
More than 80 artists, including Janelle Monae, Brandi Carlile, Halsey and India.Arie, are expected to perform on three main stages at Watkins Glen International racetrack in the Finger Lakes for Woodstock 50. The original concert was held on a farm in Bethel, New York, that is now run as an attraction by The Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. The venue is planning its own anniversary event to run Aug. 16-18.