Woodstock 50 has been hit with extra ongoing points because it was introduced immediately that the competition, dubbed a 50th anniversary occasion of the enduring 1969 competition, has now misplaced its venue.
The competition was scheduled to happen on August 18-18 at a New York racetrack, Watkins Glen Worldwide. Nonetheless, the venue issued an announcement earlier immediately saying this could now now not be the case.
It learn: “Watkins Glen Worldwide terminated the location license for Woodstock pursuant to provisions of the contract. As such, WGI won’t be internet hosting the Woodstock 50 Pageant.” NME has contacted Woodstock 50 for remark.
The beleaguered competition has been plagued with points over the months since its announcement. In April, the occasion was plunged into turmoil after its main funding accomplice Dentsu Aegis Community withdrew its monetary dedication and introduced the “cancellation” of Woodstock 50.
Later, organisers issued an announcement to disclaim it had been shelved. Lang, the promoter of Woodstock 50 and one of many lead organisers of the 1969 occasion, additionally informed The New York Instances that Dentsu “should not have the appropriate to unilaterally cancel the competition.”
After this, Lang reportedly despatched a five-page letter to Dentsu accusing them of getting “illegally swept roughly $17 million from the competition checking account”. The doc, obtained by Pitchfork, additionally noticed Lang declare that the corporate have been answerable for blocking the gross sales of tickets – alleging that Dentsu had suggested artists, distributors, and extra to chop ties with Woodstock 50.
There had been additional lingering doubts in regards to the competition in latest months, with ticket gross sales postponed and nonetheless not on sale and The Black Keys deciding to drag out of their slot.