After months of speculation, the Bethel Woods Music and Culture Festival has officially been announced. The three-day event will take place on August 16th-18th in 2019, hosted in partnership with Live Nation Concerts and INVNT. The gathering will coincide with the 50th anniversary of the legendary Woodstock Music Festival.
“We are thrilled to partner with Live Nation and INVNT to produce Bethel Woods Music and Culture Festival,” said Darlene Fedun, CEO, BWCA. “Fifty years ago, people gathered peacefully on our site inspired to change the world through music. As the stewards of this historic site, we remain committed to preserving this rich history and spirit, and to educating and inspiring new generations to contribute positively to the world through music, culture, and community.”
The festival will be a SXSW-style event, hosting TED-like talks, a museum and musical acts that will span multiple genres and decades. Some artists who’ve been approached to perform include Chance The Rapper, Pink, Mumford and Sons, Lumineers, Neil Young, Phish, Joan Baez, Bon Jovi, Elton John, The Doobie Brothers, Daft Punk, Swedish House Mafia, deadmau5, and Skrillex. Stay tuned for more info.