Looking at how they booked Woodstock over the years, they book bands and artists of all genres including pop and rap artists. Yes, they book a lot of metal and hard rock bands too. Also, country and folk artists. Since Woodstock 2019 is the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock ’69, I’m sure you’re wondering if the festival will book acts that played at Woodstock ’69 to help celebrate the 50th Anniversary. Well that’s gonna be tough for them to do since many acts on Woodstock ’69 died over the years, many of the bands from Woodstock ’69 are no longer around but I’m sure they’ll book a few artists that played on ’69. I can see Carlos Santana and John Fogerty’s solo band getting a slot. Maybe the Who will get a headlining slot ’cause the Who is still playing music after all these years. They’re probably gonna get Joan Baez a slot who also performed at ’69. That’s probably about it really.
They’re probably gonna book a lot of other rock n’ roll legends and newer artists of today. I can see the Rolling Stones getting a headlining slot absolutely. Maybe Fleetwood Mac. Also: Phish and Dead & Company ’cause the festival is gonna want some jam band music so the audience can dance to it. Maybe Neil Young & Crazy Horse if lucky. They’re definitely gonna try to get Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band maybe.
I know the festival is going to be full of iconic bands and legends just like Woodstock ’99 was.
As for metal and hard rock bands, I can see them booking Metallica again. I can see them booking Slayer, Megadeth, Iron Maiden, Dream Theater, Opeth, Ozzy Osbourne solo, Black Label Society, Disturbed, Korn, Kiss, Guns N’ Roses, Pearl Jam, the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Stone Temple Pilots, Alice in Chains, etc.
As for today’s Rock bands, I can see Woodstoock 2019 booking: the Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age, Greta Van Fleet, Mumford and Sons.
They’ll probably book some pop and rap artists for sure like Jay-Z, Kanye, Eminem, Drake, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj and artists such as those.
As for country music, I’m not much of a country fan but I’m hoping they’ll get the Pistol Annies a slot ’cause they’re really good. I’m sure they’ll get some country artists, though. They’ll book artists of every genre, something for everybody.
It’s going to be interesting to see what the lineup will be.