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Watkins Glen, NY – In celebration of Woodstock’s 50th anniversary, co-founder and producer of the 1969 Woodstock competition Michael Lang has introduced the official lineup for the modern-day model of the enduring competition.

According to a press launch, the three-day Woodstock 50 Music and Arts Fair boasts over 80 musical acts and takes place on the 50th anniversary weekend in Upstate New York.

JAY-Z is scheduled to headline Sunday (August 18) whereas Run The Jewels, Akon and Princess Nokia carry out on Friday (August 16). Other notable Hip Hop and R&B acts performing all through the week embrace Chance The Rapper, Janelle Monáe, SiR, Vince Staples and Earl Sweatshirt.

“We’ve lined up artists who gained’t simply entertain however will remind the world that music has the facility to deliver individuals collectively, to heal, to maneuver us to motion and to inform the tales of a technology,” Lang mentioned within the press launch. “Our hope is that right now, simply as in 1969, music would be the fixed that may encourage constructive change.”

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In addition to authentic Woodstock ’69 icons Santana and Dead & Company, legendary acts booked for the occasion embrace Robert Plant and The Sensational Space Shifters, David Crosby and Friends, John Fogerty, Canned Heat, Country Joe McDonald, John Sebastian and Melanie.

Billed as “three Days of Peace and Music,” the unique Woodstock was a response by the youth of its time to the tumultuous situations they confronted and most of the causes that impressed them, together with civil rights, girls’s rights and the anti-war motion. Woodstock was a defining cultural and historic second that introduced over 400,000 collectively for music, peace and love.

The Woodstock 50 Music and Arts Fair takes place on August 16-18 in Watkins Glen.

Tickets go on sale on April 22, which simply occurs to be Earth Day. To get normal info earlier than normal tickets go on sale, e mail: peace@woodstock50.com.

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