This year marks the 50th anniversary of the legendary Woodstock Festival. Much like the much-maligned 25th and 30th anniversaries before this, Woodstock is being reincarnated in order to capitalize on the nostalgia. While it will undoubtedly fail to capture the magic of the 1969 festival, the 2019 version is sure to draw crowds (just probably not 300,000).

 

But at least they’ve now announced the artists who will be performing over the three days (August 16-18). Many of the iconic original performers weren’t available this time around, mostly because they’re no longer alive. But it’s not all Jay-Z and Halsey. Vintage acts such as Santana, John Fogerty, Robert Plant, Dead & Company (some members of the original Grateful Dead), David Crosby, Country Joe McDonald and Canned Heat will all be making appearances! Pretty cool.

 

Modern acts also include JACK favourites The Killers, Imagine Dragons, Portugal. The Man and The Lumineers, plus The Black Keys, Miley Cyrus and Led Zeppelin sound-alikes Great Van Fleet.

 

And if you don’t know many of the artists on the bill, our Music Director highly recommends Gary Clark Jr. Check out his rockin’ cover of “Come Together”, originally sung by some band named The Beatles.

 

Check out the full lineup below and let us know if you plan on attending!

 

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