After being teased with rumours of who was actually going to grace the stage at the 50th anniversary of Woodstock Festival, the actual legit lineup has dropped and boy howdy it’s a cracker.
Spanning three days over the actual anniversary dates in August, Woodstock 50 will host a whole range of artists, from the iconic OGs Santana, Dead & Company, John Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival, to more modern icons like Miley Cyrus, The Killers, Jay-Z, Princess Nokia, and our very own Courtney Barnett.
Look it’s not far off what was being rumoured a couple of weeks back, so we’ll take it.
From what I can see on that list there’s no inclusion of something heinous like Jim Morrison’s Unofficial Hologram so we’re doing pretty good so far.
The whole festival is going down in Watkins Glen in New York (the state, not the city) so I’d be hustling hard to get all your mates on board for a bit a trip to the US to live out your best free-spirited 1969 (nice) lives. Maybe don’t hitchhike though.
So here’s the full lineup in all it’s glory, with a couple of cheeky Aussie players there–yeah g’day Courtney Barnett and Brian Cadd.
FRIDAY AUGUST 16
Robert Plant and the Sensational Shape Shifters
Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats
Run the Jewels
The Head and the Heart
Michael Franti & Spearhead
SATURDAY AUGUST 17
Dead and Company
Chance the Rapper
The Black Keys
Greta Van Fleet
Portugal. The Man
Gary Clark Jr.
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes
SUNDAY AUGUST 18
Cage The Elephant
Young The Giant
Judah and the Lion
All three days have “and more” tacked on to the ends of them so who bloody knows what else the Woodstock team have up their sleeves. Please, no holograms of dead musicians. Please.
You can register your interest for tickets to the three-day party in the rollicking hills (?) of New York over HERE. They’re due to go on sale on April 22.