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Santana, John Fogerty, Dead & Company Among Woodstock 50 Performers

Carlos Santana
Carlos Santana

Santana, John Fogerty, Dead & Company and David Crosby are among the acts who will perform at the Woodstock 50 festival taking place this summer. The festival’s lineup was officially announced by organizers this week.

The four are among the several artists who will take part in the 50th anniversary celebration that also performed, in some formation, at the original event in 1969. Other acts returning include Canned Heat, Melanie, Country Joe McDonald and John Sebastian.

Robert Plant and the Sensational Spaceshifters have also been announced as part of the lineup, although Plant and Led Zeppelin were not involved in the original festival. (Zeppelin’s manager Peter Grant famously turned it down because he didn’t want Zeppelin to be part of a multi-act bill).

The 50th anniversary lineup features an eclectic mix of music from hip-hop to indie rock. Other headlining acts include The Killers, Miley Cyrus, The Lumineers, The Raconteurs, Chance The Rapper, The Black Keys, Jay-Z, and Janelle Monae.

The 60 artists on the bill will be spread across three stages. Although no tributes have been announced, festival creator Michael Lang told Rolling Stone earlier this year that some “newer bands” on the bill will celebrate artists from the original Woodstock including tribute performances to Janis Joplin and The Band, among others.

Woodstock 50 will be held August 16-18 in Watkins Glen, New York, about 150 miles west of the original site. Tickets go on sale April 22nd. Additional information is available on the festival’s website.

Woodstock 50 Lineup

Day 1: The Killers, Miley Cyrus, Santana, The Lumineers, The Raconteurs, Robert Plant, John Fogerty, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, Run the Jewels, The Head and the Heart, Maggie Rogers, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Bishop Braggs, Anderson East, Akon, Princess Nokia, John Sebastian, Melanie, Grandson, Fever 333, Dorothy, Flora Cash, Larkin Poe, Brian Cadd, Ninet Tayeb and more

Day 2: Dead and Company, Chance the Rapper, The Black Keys, Sturgill Simpson, Greta Van Fleet, Portugal. The Man, Leon Bridges, Gary Clark Jr., Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes, David Crosby and Friends, Dawes, Margo Price, Nahko and Medicine for the People, India.Arie, Jade Bird, Country Joe, Rival Sons, Emily King, Soccer Mommy, Sir, Taylor Bennett, Amy Helm, Courtney Hadwin, Pearl, John-Robert, IAMDDB and more

Day 3: Jay-Z, Imagine Dragons, Halsey, Cage The Elephant, Brandi Carlile, Janelle Monae, Young The Giant, Courtney Barnett, Common, Vince Staples, Judah and the Lion, Earl Sweatshirt, Boygenius, Reignwolf, The Zombies, Canned Heat, Hot Tuna, Pussy Riot, Cherry Glazerr, Leven Kali, The Marcus King Band, Victory, Hollis Brown, John Craigie, Amigo The Devil, Liz Brasher and more

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