Woodstock 50 Reportedly Free of Charge

Apparently, the festival is asking for donations instead.

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The lead up to the fiftieth anniversary celebration of Woodstock ‘69 certainly hasn’t been the smoothest, from sudden lineup dropouts to permit issues to lawsuits against investors. In the latest whirlwind news surrounding the event, the music festival will reportedly be free to attend (although donations are highly encouraged), according to TMZ.

Sources close to the outlet say that the event – which was recently relocated to Columbia, Maryland – will now be categorized as a benefit concert, with a limited number of seats set to be released within the next week. VIP tickets will also be available for purchase to offset the gap between expenses and profit.

While the festivities are set to begin in less than a month, it is still unclear which artists will be performing, as musicians who initially signed onto the fest are no longer under contract. Artists such as Jay-Z and John Fogerty have already announced that they will not be making appearances at the new iteration of the event.

However, sources close to TMZ state that they are still hopeful for a full 3-day lineup, and that artists who are still booked and scheduled to perform have been paid in full.

Woodstock 50 is slated to happen August 16 through August 18.

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