Party like it’s 1969. The lineup for the 50th anniversary Woodstock festival has just been announced and although there’s some pretty serious names, there’s a lot of disappointment surrounding the revival.
The three-day festival falls on August 16, 17 and 18: the same dates as the original Woodstock festivals. We were expecting fans and music lovers to lose their minds, but the majority is pretty disappointed with the attempt of revival.
From Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant to Jay-Z this festival definitely includes some pretty influential artists. However fans and critics are calling it “basically Coachella” and an attempt to revive something that is too iconic to revive.
the Woodstock 50 lineup looks like it was curated by someone who’s only exposure to music has been through the Grammy’s “Best Rock Performance” category between 2010-2013
— bianca davino (@biancccadavino) March 20, 2019
Idk how I feel about the Woodstock revival thing… I just don’t think people now are capable of recreating that and it’s so hyped up you just know the crowd won’t be that great. Woodstock was iconic leave it alone
— Miss Rave United States (@lenaathomas) March 19, 2019
There’s big confusion to the festival too, as Woodstock was a free event and the tickets for the revival are expected to be stupid expensive.
Seems like its just a money grab and just so inauthentic, i see people makin the ‘well woodstock did have tickets people just…’ thing and aight but woodstock is known for having so many people bein able to go for free. Thats why the shit was so revolutionary imo
— AnanáFiend (@AnanaFiend) March 20, 2019
The response is not what we expected, but ultimately, we’re not surprised.
Let’s just give those organisers a big ‘YOU TRIED’ sticker and move on with it.
Image: Woodstock Ventures LC