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Woodstock 50th Anniversary Lineup Revealed

Bill includes Jay-Z, Miley Cyrus
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 20, 2019 12:47 AM CDT
Musician John Fogerty performs at the Woodstock 50 lineup announcement at Electric Lady Studios on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, in New York.   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
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(Newser) – Jay-Z, Dead & Company, and the Killers will headline one of the 50th anniversary shows commemorating the groundbreaking Woodstock festival this summer. Woodstock co-founder Michael Lang announced Tuesday that Miley Cyrus, Santana, Imagine Dragons, Robert Plant, the Black Keys, and Chance the Rapper will also perform at Woodstock 50, which will take place Aug. 16-18 in Watkins Glen, NY, about 115 miles northwest of the original site, the AP reports. The event is separate from an anniversary concert planned at the site of the original festival in 1969.

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. More than 80 artists, including Janelle Monae, Brandi Carlile, Halsey, and India.Arie are expected to perform on three main stages at Watkins Glen International racetrack in the Finger Lakes for Woodstock 50. The original concert was held on a farm in Bethel, NY, that is now run as an attraction by The Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. The venue plans its own anniversary event Aug. 16-18.

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