Woodstock 50 has finally found its venue. The troubled festival, originally scheduled to take place in Watkins Glen, New York, will now be held at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland from August 16-18, the same weekend that was originally announced. A lineup has yet to be finalized; The New York Times reports that while producers confirmed the festival is officially happening, none of the artists originally announced to perform—which included JAY-Z, Miley Cyrus, Chance the Rapper, Dead & Company, and others—have been confirmed to be performing at the new venue.
The newest iteration of Woodstock is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the legendary 1969 festival. After losing their initial event producer and venue, the Woodstock organizers applied for permits to host the festival in the town of Vernon instead. Those permits were unanimously denied in July, leading a spokesperson to tell Pitchfork on July 18 that organizers were “considering all options at this point.”
Originally Appeared on Pitchfork