Woodstock 50 Postpones On-Sale Date, Michael Lang Speaks Out on Cancellation "Rumors"

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With Coachella winding down, another massive music event is on the horizon: the Woodstock 50 festival, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the original three days of peace, love, and music in 1969.

Tickets for the concert were supposed to go on sale Monday, April 22nd. News about the postponement broke this weekend, as booking agents were informed of the delay and brought the news to Billboard.

"There's always been lots of rumors around Woodstock", said Lang on 3/5 when responding to questions about why he was planning to wait more than a month after putting tickets on sale to announce the lineup.

Hits Daily Double quotes festival talent buyer Danny Wimmer Presents: "There is now a hold on the Woodstock 50 on-sale date".

Early in March, rumors emerged about financing problems, which were dismissed in a statement to Variety by Michael Lang, a cofounder of the original festival and a key organizer of Woodstock50.

However, he did not offer a reason why ticket sales had been put on hold for the festival, set to take place Aug 16-18 at Watkins Glen International Speedway in upstate NY.

Multiple outlets are reporting that Woodstock 50's ticket on-sale date has been delayed, with no new date announced. "We will get this information to you as soon as we receive it", a statement said, according to Rolling Stone. Additionally, the founder calls the recent talk of cancellation, "just more rumors". "We're preparing a once in a lifetime event". First up, one of the headliners, The Black Keys have pulled out of the event, citing a "scheduling conflict", with a statement noting "the band wants to let fans know as soon as possible and before tickets [to Woodstock] go on sale".