Woodstock anniversary headliner rumors ignited after leak
Music festival goers were enamored with joy last week when one of the Woodstock’s co-founders, Michael Lang, said there are “definite plans” for its 50th anniversary event.
To build on that hype, The Festive Owl has recently provided fans with what looks to be a “validated” and “legitimate” leak over an affiliated festival’s proposed “pan-generational” lineup. Although the leak is still pure speculation, Festive Owl does have a knack for pinpointing these things with precise accuracy.
“There are 20 or so more slides that start breaking down more numbers, contact info, producers etc. Looks like it was put together by an agency,” added The Festive Owl in a later tweet.
With Live Nation handling the artist acquisition and line-up curation, fans can expect to see the biggest names in music at Woodstock’s golden anniversary, which hopes to secure its original site in Bethel Woods, NY for 2019. Artists being approached for the “Classic/Woodstock heritage” category include Neil Young, The Who, Phish, Bon Jovi, and Elton John. More contemporary acts are also being targeted to draw a younger audience, including Coldplay, Pearl Jam, Chance the Rapper, The Weeknd, Lorde, and Eminem.
As for electronic dance music, it seems Live Nation will be reaching out to Swedish House Mafia, deadmau5, Skrillex, Steve Aoki, The Chainsmokers, and pioneers Daft Punk. However, fans shouldn’t get their hopes up about seeing the iconic robots on the official line-up next year. Festive Owl also reminds fans that Avicii‘s inclusion on the pitch points to the fact that the leaked PR documents are from the springtime 2018, before his tragic death.
The documents go onto reveal the capacity limits for each stage, with the main stage holding space for a crowd of 30,000 and smaller stages holding between 3,500-15,000 people. The leak seems to hold up alongside fan speculation that Woodstock organizers are shooting for anywhere between 30,000-50,000 attendees for their 50th anniversary.
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