Rolling Stone is reporting that Woodstock 50 is really hurtling quickly towards a destination known as Fyre Festival Disaster. While it’s true that few people can say they’ve achieved the supreme level of failure that the attempted Fyre Festival ended up being, Woodstock 50 can take comfort in knowing it still has a few advantages. Now that it’s reportedly lost its venue, it seems like it won’t even be happening and it not happening is better than it happening and being bad, right?
Miley Cyrus better find something else to do in August, because this is likely a flop. Woodstock 50 has been a messy charade from the jump. First it was announced, which was the best and only good news really about it. Afterward it was stalled when the investors said that it wasn’t going to happen and Miley, Chance the Rapper, Jay-Z, The Killers, Halsey, Janelle Monae and more would all have a free weekend August 16th. The investors claimed it was because of “safety concerns” but the organizers of the festival then sued these same investors saying that they were stealing money from the festival. Then the organizers got new financial backing so it seemed the day was saved and the show would go on. And it still might (probably not), but not at its original venue.
A rep for Watkins Glen International–which was where the festival was going to be–said in a statement:
“Watkins Glen International terminated the site license for Woodstock pursuant to provisions of the contract. As such, WGI will not be hosting the Woodstock 50 Festival.”
CID Entertainment, who was the production company involved with Woodstock 50 (after the other company, Superfly, backed out) are also pulling out:
“CID Entertainment had been engaged to provide enhanced camping, travel packages and transportation for Woodstock 50. Given developments, we can confirm that CID is no longer involved in Woodstock 50 in any capacity.”
Gregory Peck, one of the organizers of Woodstock 50 gave a statement and said they are sure they will find a space for the location… and new production company, probably:
“We confirm that we will not be moving forward with Watkins Glen as a venue for Woodstock 50. We are in discussions with another venue to host Woodstock 50 on August 16th-18th and look forward to sharing the new location when tickets go on sale in the coming weeks.”
There is one positive to note if you do decide to roll the dice and buy tickets to this flaming turd. You can’t really get stranded in America the way you can a remote tropical island. And depending your dick sucking willingness, you might get an ad campaign or two.