UPDATE – MONDAY NIGHT, APRIL 29th: Woodstock co-founder and promoter Michael Lang says the show will go on. “We are committed to ensuring that the 50th anniversary of Woodstock is marked with a festival deserving of its iconic name and place in American history and culture. Although our financial partner is withdrawing, we will of course be continuing with the planning of the festival and intend to bring on new partners. We would like to acknowledge the State of New York and Schuyler County for all of their hard work and support. The bottom line is, there is going to be a Woodstock 50th Anniversary Festival, as there must be, and it’s going to be a blast!”
The lineup for Woodstock 50 was set to include JAY-Z, Chance the Rapper, the Killers, Miley Cyrus, and many others. Shortly after the lineup was announced, the Black Keys canceled their set “due to a scheduling conflict” stated a representative of pitchfolk.com, but it should be a great show.