Woodstock 2009

Scott Schrade schrade at akrobiz.com
Sat Feb 28 01:31:43 UTC 2009

Thanks to "nehwood" at Relayers for finding this:


Woodstock reloaded in NY and Berlin

Chief Woodstock promoter Michael Lang is planning two free 
Woodstock concerts in Berlin, Germany and in New York in 
celebration of the 40th anniversary of the original 1969 festival. 
According to the press release, the New York show still doesn't 
have a venue, but will take place on the actual 40th anniversary 
of August 15th and 16th. The Berlin show will take place at the 
now-closed Tempelhof Airport on August 22nd and August 23rd.

Lang and his partners are hoping to snag some of the original 
participants that performed at Yasgur's Farm back in '69, 
including Santana, the Who, Joan Baez, Joe Cocker, Grateful 
Dead, Country Joe and the Fish, as well as current top acts.

Although the Who stayed away from the 1994 and 1999 
Woodstock events, Pete Townshend was on hand for the festival's 
29th anniversary show in 1998, which was the only one to actually 
take place in Bethel, New York on Max Yasgur's farm in Bethel, 
New York. John Entwistle appeared at Woodstock '99 and 
performed a solo set on one of the festival's smaller stages. 

Townshend still regards the Who's 1969 Woodstock as a 
watershed event in the Who's live career: "It was about the most 
important single concert that we ever did. It was more important 
than Monterey, much more important than our first show in New 
York, much more important than anything that followed." 

A new website, woodstock.com, is currently being developed 
for information on the shows. 

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