The real and official Woodstock Festival founded by Michael Lang has been officially confirmed to Rolling Stone that a three day Festival is gonna happen in August at Watkins Glen. Michael says to Rolling Stone that the lineup has already been booked… he doesn’t say what bands and artists are on the lineup but he hints the lineup has full of rap, pop and rock acts on the bill.
Michael says he wants newer talent to cover some songs from bands that played on the original 1969 to help celebrate the original’s 50th Anniversary and that sounds interesting.
Michael also says there will be some bands from the original Woodstock reuniting for Woodstock 2019. He doesn’t say who, of course. There have been talks of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young reuniting for 2019 but Michael says he talked with all of them. The guys still don’t get along and they hate each other still so don’t expect a CSNY reunion ’cause it probably won’t happen.
So what bands from the original Woodstock could be making a comeback for this one? The Who? Yes, maybe. I’m sure Carlos Santana will be getting a slot ’cause he’s still around playing music. Other possibilities could be Canned Heat, Sweetwater, Sly and the Family Stone, Blood Sweat & Tears, Mountain, etc.
What about Creedence Clearwater Revival? No, definitely not possible ’cause Fogerty and the surviving members of Creedence still hate each other, I think but I can definitely see John Fogerty’s solo band getting a slot ’cause CCR played the original Woodstock. It’ll be cool. Hey, ya never know, though… maybe Fogerty and the surviving members finally put their differences aside and they could reunite for a one-off show. Remember, Tom Fogerty who is John’s brother died in 1990 but Fogerty getting together with Stu Cook and Doug Clifford would be badass. I doubt it’ll happen but it’ll be cool.
The Band will never reunite ’cause that band isn’t possible without Levon Helm but I’m sure plenty of artists will be covering songs by them.
Since the Grateful Dead played the original Woodstock, I can see Dead and Company getting a slot and I bet Dead and Company did get a slot for Woodstock 2019. We’ll wait and see.
I’m sure this Woodstock lineup will be revealed real soon and it’ll be interesting.