Woodstock 50 Lineup Announced – Courtney Barnett, boygenius, The Black Keys, and More | Under the Radar - Music Magazine

Woodstock 50 Lineup Announced – Courtney Barnett, boygenius, The Black Keys, and More

August 16-18 in Watkins Glen, NY

Mar 20, 2019
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The last time there was a Woodstock festival was in 1999, to commemorate the original festival's 30th anniversary, and it didn't go so well, with reports of gang rapes, property destruction, violence, and fires, not to mention a fairly terrible lineup featuring Korn, Limp Bizkit, Bush, Kid Rock, Creed, and others. The organizers of Woodstock 50 are no doubt hoping for a more peaceful and loving event this time and the freshly announced lineup is noticeably less heavy, not a nu-metal band in sight. The lineup, however, is less than adventurous. Still it will be pleasing to some. Notable Under the Radar friendly artists performing include Courtney Barnett, boygenius, The Black Keys, Soccer Mommy, The Raconteurs, Run the Jewels, Cherry Glazerr, Margo Price, and Janelle Monáe. The full lineup is in the poster above and detailed below. The event happens August 16-18 in Watkins Glen, NY, which is not the original site for 1969's Woodstock.

Alongside The Black Keys, the headliners are The Killers, Miley Cyrus, Santana, Dead and Company, Chance The Rapper, Jay-Z, Imagine Dragons, and Halsey. Dead and Company, John Fogerty, Santana, John Sebastian, Country Joe Mcdonald, and Canned Heat all performed at the original Woodstock.

Michael Lang, co-founder and producer of the 1969 Woodstock festival (as well as the less iconic 1994 and 1999 versions) is again involved with Woodstock 50 and had this to say about the event in a press release: "We've lined up artists who won't just entertain but will remind the world that music has the power to bring people together, to heal, to move us to action and to tell the stories of a generation. Our hope is that today, just as in 1969, music will be the constant that can inspire positive change."

To that end, Woodstock 50 have teamed up with various non-profits, including March For Our Lives, HeadCount, Conservation International, Happy Hippie Foundation, and others. Tickets go on sale on April 22 (which is Earth Day).

The weekend of August 16-18 there is another festival, Bethel Woods Music and Culture Festival, on the original grounds of Woodstock. It's set to feature musical performances (including Santana, The Doobie Brothers, Ringo Starr, and The Edgar Winter Band), as well as TED-style talks, and seems thus far to be a more low-key event.

Woodstock 50 Lineup:

Day One:

The Killers
Miley Cyrus
Santana
The Lumineers
The Raconteurs
Robert Plant and The Sensational Space Shifters
Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats
Run The Jewels
John Fogerty
The Head and The Heart
Maggie Rogers
Michael Franti & Spearhead
Melanie
Bishop Briggs
Anderson East
John Sebastian
Akon
Princess Nokia
Grandson
Fever 333
Larkin Poe
Dorothy
Flora Cash
Brian Cadd
Ninet Tayeb

Day Two:

Dead and Company
Chance the Rapper
Black Keys
Sturgill Simpson
Greta Van Fleet
Portugal. The Man
Leon Bridges
Gary Clark Jr.
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
David Crosby and friends
Dawes
Margo Price
Nahko And Medicine For The People
India.Arie
Country Joe McDonald
Jade Bird
Rival Sons
Emily King
Soccer Mommy
SiR
Taylor Bennett
Amy Helm
Courtney Hadwin
Pearl
John-Robert
IAMDDB

Day Three:

Jay-Z
Imagine Dragons
Halsey
Cage The Elephant
Brandi Carlile
Janelle Monae
Young The Giant
Courtney Barnett
Common
Vince Staples
Judah and the Lion
Earl Sweatshirt
boygenius
The Zombies
Canned Heat
Hot Tuna
Pussy Riot
Cherry Glazerr
Reignwolf
Leven Kali
The Marcus King Band
Victory
Hollis Brown
John Craigie
Amigo The Devil
Liz Brasher

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