There are a lot of rumors going around as to which acts will headline the upcoming “Woodstock 50” festival, and while organizers still haven’t made an official statement, we’re starting to get a better picture about what the lineup is going to look like.
According to “Variety,”Jay-Z, Dead & Co., Black Keys and Chance the Rapper are definitely set to headline, with The Raconteurs, Imagine Dragons, Run the Jewels, Gary Clark Jr., Cage the Elephant, the Killers, Greta Van Fleet, Margo Price, Sturgill Simpson, Portugal the Man, Dawes, the Lumineers, Bishop Briggs, Pussy Riot, Courtney Barnett and Dorothy also said to be part of the lineup.
Others likely to be added include Halsey, Miley Cyrus, Janelle Monae and BrandiCarlile, who are said to be finalizing their commitments to the fest. The site also claims there's a good chance Robert Plantmay be on the bill, as well as Santana, who is already performing at a smaller festival on the original Woodstock site in Bethel, New York.
"Woodstock 50,' set for August 16th, 17thand 18thin Watkins Glen, New York, will reportedly have artists performing on three stages, the Peace Stage, Love Stage and Music Stage, an homage to the keywords used in the original fest.
Given the Woodstock brand, the lineup thus far is curiously slanted toward modern artists. However,Variety reported that Robert Plant and Santana, two acts who were actually alive and performing in 1969, are in the mix for the revamped fest.
Santana — who played one of the most iconic sets at the original Woodstock — are also scheduled for the competing Bethel Woods Music and Culture Festival alongside Arlo Guthrie, Ringo Starr, Edgar Winter and the Doobie Brothers. That event takes place between August 16th and 18th at the original site in Bethel, New York.