by: Josh Stewart
Jul 13, 2019
2019 stays a cursed 12 months for Woodstock 50 because the anniversary occasion continues to face logistical nightmare after logistical nightmare. The competition, which in keeping with the official web site’s stay countdown nonetheless takes place in a month and nonetheless boasts acts like The Killers, Useless & Firm, Jay-Z, and Likelihood the Rapper, misplaced its unique venue on the Watkins Glen Raceway in NY earlier this month. In more moderen information, the proposed celebration of peace and tradition was denied a allow on the a lot smaller Vernon Downs Raceway simply this week.
Woodstock 50’s have 5 days to attraction the choice, however Oneida Nation Administrator Anthony Picente Jr. said that the possibilities of the competition occurring at Vernon Downs is “extremely unlikely.”
Woodstock 50’s organizers launched a press release following the
“In response to the denial of an occasion allow by the City of Vernon, Woodstock 50 believes sure political forces could also be working towards the resurrection of the Pageant. Native studies declare Woodstock’s submitting for the allow was “incomplete” however that isn’t the case. Woodstock 50 officers have been knowledgeable by the City of Vernon that the majority questions had been answered and requested solely that Woodstock submit medical, security/safety and visitors plans by this previous Sunday, which it did. With a venue chosen, financing assembled and most of the artist’s [sic] supporting Woodstock’s 50th Anniversary occasion, the organizers are hopeful that their attraction and reapplication tonight will prevail with out additional political interference.”
The competition, which was initially deliberate as a 3 -day occasion together with tenting, is now being pitched as three 1-day occasions the place attendees depart and return every day. Woodstock 50’s destiny could also be up within the air, however because the competition web site’s stay countdown insists, time is ticking…