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Jay-Z, Halsey, Chance the Rapper, to Headline The Woodstock Festival 2019

Woodstock 50 will celebrate Hip-Hop’s dominance in Pop culture in the 50 years since the original 1969 event and will see Jay-Z headline alongside Chance the Rapper.

More than 20 acts that are due to take part in the August 16-18 event, with the lineup full of rock and hip-hop firepower and fewer nods to nostalgia than you might expect.

According to Variety, Halsey, Miley Cyrus, Janelle Monae and Kacey Musgraves are "finalizing their commitments," while other performers will include The Raconteurs (featuring Jack White), Run the Jewels, Gary Clark Jr., Cage the Elephant, Greta Van Fleet, Margo Price, Sturgill Simpson, Portugal the Man, Dawes, the Lumineers, Bishop Briggs, Pussy Riot, Courtney Barnett and Dorothy. Robert Plant, whose band Led Zeppelin did not play the original festival, is also expected to join the bill.

Lang hasn't confirmed any of the names, but promised full details will be released later this month.

"We have excellent partners and an incredible talent lineup of over 80 artists which will be announced within the next couple of weeks. We’re preparing a once-in-a-lifetime event," he said in a statement this week.

More than 100,000 people are expected to come to Watkins Glen, for three main stages on the 1,000-acre lot. There will also be camping options, likely comparable to Phish's Curveball festival (that was canceled in 2018 due to weather) at the same venue.



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