The official Woodstock festival founded by Michael Lang released the lineup today. They are in a huge backlash ’cause of the lineup. People bashing it like crazy and saying all kinds of negative things about the lineup. From what I’m seeing, I’m seeing a lot of people complaining how this isn’t like the original ’69 lineup of how this lineup doesn’t have enough acts from the ’69 Woodstock.
Are they on drugs or something? There are plenty of artists on this lineup that are from the original Woodstock festival in ’69. Let’s see: Santana, Canned Heat, Melanie, Country Joe McDonald (who was in Country Joe and the Fish), John Fogerty (Creedence was at Woodstock ’69), etc. etc.
As far as the different genres goes, that’s nothing new with Woodstock. They have always had different genres at all their Woodstocks over the years so it’s nothing new.
As far as my thoughts on the lineup goes, I think it’s pretty good. A lot of good talent here: Greta Van Fleet, Sturgill Simpson, Dead & Company, John Fogerty, Brandi Carlile, The Black Keys, Robert Plant and the Sensational Spaceshifters, The Raconteurs (this is Jack White’s band, btw) and I think the Killers are a pretty damn good band too.
I have no problem with the lineup except my only complaint is that it ignored metal for this one: no Metallica? No Megadeth? No Slayer? No Iron Maiden? No Ac/Dc? No Guns N’ Roses? Any of these bands would have been cool.
Anyway, we’re in a new generation of music lovers who won’t understand Woodstock and their history so it’s understandable why people of today are gonna get mad. There are gonna be a lot of people who aren’t with the times.
I do find it weird that Pussy Riot has been booked and I’m like WTF? It’s going to be interesting with that performance and no doubt some controversy will come out of that one. Will Pussy Riot get booed off the stage?
I told you this festival is going to have some rap artists ’cause previous Woodstocks had some rap artists. They had rap artists at Woodstock ’94 and ’99.
Other than that, it’s not a bad lineup. I’m glad Greta Van Fleet and Robert Plant are on the same bill together even though they are booked at different days. Will Greta Van Fleet and Robert Plant perform together? I think it’s a possibility they will do a duet together and it will be cool to see Josh and Robert sing together. Greta Van Fleet are huge Led Zeppelin fans and I’m sure it will be a dream come true for the band if they performed with Robert Plant. It’s a possibility that could happen so we’ll just wait.