After a few months of speculation and rumors, the Bethel Woods Music and Culture Festival was officially announced via a Facebook page. The announcement made today by Bethel Woods reveals that this three-day event will run from August 16 to 18, 2019, in partnership with Live Nation Concerts and INVNT. The festival will coincide with the 50th anniversary of the legendary Woodstock Music Festival.
“We are excited to partner with Live Nation and INVNT to produce the Bethel Woods Music and Culture Festival,” said Darlene Fedun, Executive Director of BWCA. “Fifty years ago, people gathered peacefully on our site to encourage the world to change through music. As custodians of this historic site, we remain committed to preserving this rich history and spirit, as well as to the education and inspiration of the new generations for that purpose. they contribute positively to the world through music, culture and community. ”
The new festival would be both a music festival and a cultural event featuring “TED style discussions” as well as the Bethel Woods Museum. The artists will cover “several genres and decades”, giving more credibility to the supposed tuning fork platform that filtered out last month. Artists featured at the time included: 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.
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Programming and ticket announcements are expected shortly. Sign up for updates from Bethel Woods Arts Center .