PHOENIX – It’s been 50 years since Woodstock ’69 and the tribute concert celebrating the iconic festival will now be giving away tens of thousands of complimentary tickets.
The ‘Woodstock 50’ tribute festival was first announced back in March and pretty much nothing has gone according to plan – with three weeks out, the festival committee is scrambling for a lineup.
The festival is scheduled for the weekend of August 16-18 in Columbia, Maryland. According to TMZ, reps of the festival are saying the concert will now be labeled as a ‘benefit concert.’
After previous permit regulations prevented the festival from happening in New York and big names like Jay-Z and John Fogerty pulling out of the original lineup – It’s hard to say if the festival will happen at all.
Due to the complications surrounding the event, the festival released all of the talent they originally booked including: Halsey, Miley Cyrus and Santana. Meaning, any of the previous scheduled artists aren’t obligated to perform at the new location.
With that said, festival organizers aren’t certain whether or not they will have a secure lineup by the time the concert arrives.
Updates on the concert will come throughout the week, noting any changes. But if you want a more detailed look into ‘Woodstock 50,’ visit their website here.