After months of speculation the full lineup for Woodstock 50 has been announced, and it looks like a lot of the rumors were true, and there's a little something for everyone.
The lineup includes such acts as Jay-Z, the Killers, Imagine Dragons, Chance the Rapper, Black Keys, Robert Plant and the Sensational Shapshifters, Halsey and Miley Cyrus, as well as Dead & Company, David Crosby, John Fogerty, Santana, John Sebastian, Country Joe Mcdonald, Canned Heat, andHot Tuna, all acts that in some form took part in the original 1969 festival.
Other artists on the bill include Courtney Barnett, Black Keys, Cage the Elephant, Brandi Carlile, Gary Clark Jr, Common, Anderson East, Greta Van Fleet, Janelle Monae, Portugal. The Man, Margo Price, the Raconteurs, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, Maggie Rogers, Run the Jewels, Sturgill Simpson, Vince Staples, Earl Sweatshirt and more.
Michael Lang, the shows promoter said though Woodstock took place 50 years ago, today's world and 1969 are somewhat parallel.
"It's kind of spooky how similar things are. How some of the things that we thought we'd gone past in the last 50 years - the racial divides, care for the environment and women's rights - now we have Black Lives Matter and the #MeToo movement and climate deniers and another (expletive) in the White House," Lang said. "So, it's very similar."
Lang made the announcement at a press conference at Jimi Hendrix's Electric Lady Studios in New York City alongside Common and John Fogerty, who performed at the original Woodstock. Both Fogerty and Common will perform this summer.
Fogerty, 73, recalled performing his set in 1969 after the Grateful Dead hit the stage. He said he took the stage after midnight and half of the audience was asleep.
"I was frustrated and I said something like, 'We hope you're having a good time out there. We're playing our hearts out for ya up here.' And I don't really see much moving. I see a light, somebody's lighter goes on in the darkness and somebody out there says, 'Don't worry about it John, we're with ya!' So I played the whole rest of my complete Woodstock concert for that guy," he said.
Woodstock 50 takes place August 16th- 18th in Watkins Glen, New York. Tickets go on sale April 22nd.Check out the full lineup below: