The Woodstock 50 Festival will not be held at the Watkins Glen International racetrack, according to a statement issued by the venue this afternoon. The announcement leaves festival promoters just over two months to find an alternate location before the planned Aug. 16-18 event, which marks the 50th anniversary of the 1969 festival and is being organized by original promoter Michael Lang.
The Woodstock 50 Festival is a step closer to getting back millions of dollars that were swept from its bank account by the festival’s original financiers, Dentsu Aegis Network’s Amplifi Live.
The former financial partner used its filings to slam the festival, warning would-be attendees that promoters are not prepared. Attorneys representing the promoters ask for a gag order and the return of some $18 million.