The Raconteurs have canceled their set at Woodstock 50, a rep for the band confirms to Pitchfork. In lieu, they are playing a Niagara, New York show at The Rapids Theatre on August 16. Miley Cyrus has also dropped out of the festival, Variety reports and Pitchfork has learned.
According to Rolling Stone, Santana and the Lumineers have also pulled out, joining JAY-Z, John Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival, Dead & Company, and Loving Spoonful’s John Sebastian as acts who have publicly announced their set cancellations. The Black Keys opted out of the fest back in April.
After failing to get a permit approved at multiple upstate New York venues, Woodstock 50 organizers recently announced that the festival will now take place at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland. But according to RS per Howard County Scott Peterson, organizers have yet to submit a permit application for the festival. The venue’s operator has also confirmed reports that the festival tickets will now be free, though he expressed skepticism whether or not the organizers would even still have a “show.” Though the final lineup and ticketing information has not been made public yet, the festival is still set to take place during the originally scheduled weekend of August 16-18.
Read our timeline of everything that’s happened with the festival, “Woodstock 50 Is Canceled, Unless It’s Not—Here’s Why.”
This article was originally published on July 30 at 4:12 p.m. Eastern. It was last updated on July 30 at 6:33 p.m. Eastern.
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