The battle of the Woodstocks continue, and we finally have some type of lineup announcement from the festival happening in Watkins Glen, NY. This one, put on by the original co-founder of Woodstock, Michael Lang, was a lineup that was promised to have a wide range of musical acts. Occurring the same time as LiveNation’s Bethel Woods Music and Culture Festival, everyone has been waiting to see what acts each festival would book.
Back in January, Santana confirmed that he was listed to play at Bethel Woods, and hinted at other original acts getting possibly booked there. Since then, Ringo Starr, The Doobie Brothers, and Edgar Winter Band have all been added to the list.
News has finally emerged on what Lang is beginning to get together for his “once in a lifetime event.” According to Billboard, sources confirmed that full payment was made to artists such as The Killers, Imagine Dragons, Chance the Rapper, and Dead and Company. Santana is also said to have been paid as well, so it seems the artist will be both at the original venue and at the event with the co-founder.
The festival was supposed to have announced their line up in February, but reported financial troubles seemed to have pushed it back to March. With the artist payments have gone out, it is only a matter of time before the lineup will be announced to the general public. Lang stated:
“There’s always been lots of rumors around Woodstock. We have excellent partners and an incredible talent lineup of over 80 artists which will be announced within the next couple of weeks. We’re preparing a once in a lifetime event.”