The turmoil continues for Woodstock 50’s promoter after Watkins Glen International released a statement Monday saying it would no longer be hosting the event.
“Watkins Glen International terminated the site license for Woodstock pursuant to provisions of the contract,” the venue stated. “As such, WGI will not be hosting the Woodstock 50 Festival.”
According to a statement released by Schuyler County Administrator Tim O’Hearn published in various media outlets, the county had looked forward to hosting the event and called Monday’s announcement a “major disappointment.”
“While today’s announcement is difficult to absorb, it is not completely unexpected, given the well-publicized delays related to this planned event,” he continued. “We commend Watkins Glen International for their actions, which we feel are in the overall best interest of the community.”
However, festival organizers said they are currently talking with another venue to host the event and will reveal details in the coming weeks, according to media reports.
In April, the festival lost financial backer Amplifi Live, but then brought on Oppenheimer & Co. last month as a financial adviser to help generate funding for the three-day show, scheduled for Aug. 16 to 18.
The announced line-up included acts such as Jay-Z, Halsey, Imagine Dragons, Santana, Miley Cyrus, Dead & Company, and John Fogerty.