Bon Jovi to Play Woodstock 50th Anniversary Concert?
2019 will mark 50 years since more than 400,000 people rocked Max Yasgur’s 600-acre dairy farm in the Catskill Mountains for the defining moment of a generation: Woodstock.
The original concert–which featured Jimi Hendrix, The Who, The Grateful Dead, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Santana, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Janis Joplin and more–was held in August of 1969. Now–50 years later–rumors are circulating about a 5oth anniversary concert thanks to an interview Michael Lang, one of the co-creators of Woodstock, gave to the Poughkeepsie Journal hinting at “definite plans.”
To make things more interesting, a separate Woodstock festival located at Bethel Woods, “Journey On,” is in the works. Now, an image of acts already pitched on the idea has surfaced on Twitter via Festive Owl, and the acts listed as “being approached” are intriguing: Bon Jovi, The Who, Elton John, The Doobie Brothers and Phish are included amongst newer names such as Skrillex, Logic, and Swedish House Mafia. Country acts including Zac Brown Band and Florida Georgia Line are also included in the pitch.
“The proposal is for an event named Journey On but located on the Woodstock grounds,” Festive Owl shared on Twitter. “These slides are from a promotional deck soliciting sponsorship. Whether this actually comes to life is to be determined still.”
Check out the tweet, and tell us what you think of this idea:
LEAK — More info is emerging on a possible Woodstock 50th anniversary celebration(s?) including the possibility of a new event named 'Journey On': 6+ stages, 35,000+ people, Woodstock legends + more.
*This event remains UNCONFIRMED. Although official 50th teasers have started. pic.twitter.com/3PCOMU0tAh
— Festive Owl (@TheFestiveOwl) November 16, 2018