Lang: WGI still site for ‘Woodstock 50,’ musicians already paid

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (WBNG) — In a phone interview with 12 News on Wednesday, Woodstock 50 producer Michael Lang said the festival will still take place at Watkins Glen International the weekend of August 16-18.

He also said all performing artists for the festival have been paid in full and will perform as planned.

The update comes two days after financial partner Dentsu pulled its funding from the festival and announced it was “canceled,” a move heavily-criticized by Lang.

“They have no right to do that. The festival’s certainly not canceled,” he told 12 News Wednesday. “So, we’re in a position now where we’re replacing them with another financial partner and moving ahead.”

Related: Woodstock organizer blasts ‘shortsighted partners’ who ‘don’t have a right to cancel it’

During our interview, Lang thanked his supporters.

“I sent out a note to our email list yesterday and over 100,000 people responded and have been really supportive. There’s a lot of heartfelt encouragement out there, which is great,” he said.

According to Lang, he’ll be holding several town hall-style information sessions for Watkins Glen-area residents as the festival date moves closer.

It’s not known when tickets will go on sale, as permit paperwork is being processed.

Performers scheduled for “Woodstock 50: 3 Days of Peace, Love & Music” can be found below.

WBNG Staff

WBNG Staff

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