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Watkins Glen International Pulls Plug On “Woodstock 50” Location

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Tenured readers are already pretty much up to date on the developments about the much lauded “Woodstock 50” Anniversary Concert which has been broadcast as being held up in Watkins Glen State Park some 255 miles from where I keep you in the aware at my Metal Media Command HQ in Brooklyn. The first dent in the armor came when an investment group pulled out (noted HERE) but it was quickly spoken against by the Festival Organizer Michael Lang (seen HERE). Yesterday, the event received another blow to the abdomen which you can learn more about after the next logo.

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Yesterday, the news started making the rounds that Watkins Glen International racetrack will no longer be serving as the venue hosting the upcoming Woodstock 50 Festival. As I didn’t receive the official statement here at the Metal Media Command HQ I did some poking around and discovered the WGI Statement which has been copied below.

“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.”
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Presenting The Roxodus Music Fest, Coming This July!

With the news about the upcoming Woodstock 50th Anniversary Festival being somewhat up in the air based on reports that its been cancelled (discussed HERE) and then a counter statement by its founder that it will still happen (discussed HERE), its nice to see a brand-new music festival sending out some news. This is a bonafide Hard Rock and Classic Rock event and something that has a lot of artists that I am curious about so read more about it down below the logo. Enjoy.

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The Press Release:
Thousands of music fans will gather this summer in Edenvale, Ontario, with views of the stunning Blue Mountain hills, 90 mins north of Toronto and 10 mins from Wasaga Beach for the first annual ROXODUS Festival – an epic four-day event running July 11-14, 2019. A once in a lifetime experience with a stellar line up of iconic artists, ROXODUS is promising to be the must-attend event of the summer incorporating the best in music, food, and the arts. Participants of this inaugural festival will witness multi-platinum, award-winning legends including Aerosmith, Kid Rock, Nickelback, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Alice Cooper, Peter Frampton, Cheap Trick and will also shine a spotlight on emerging Canadian musicians, artists, and comedians.

“We are huge fans of live music and wanted to bring an event to Ontario that would deliver a once in a lifetime experience,” said Mike Dunphy, co-founder of MF Live Inc. “Our involvement in producing outdoor live events allow us the opportunity to devote our time and passion into creating this legendary festival. We plan to make this an annual event and set the stage for many years to come….we can’t wait for Roxodus!”
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A Statement from Woodstock Founder Michael Lang

Yesterday we posted the news about the purported cancellation of the upcoming “Woodstock 50” concert festival (seen HERE) and today, the original events founder has released a statement. check it out.

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“Dear Woodstock Friends

It seems in a way that history is repeating itself. In July of 1969 we lost our site in Walkill and with only a month to go we managed to move to Bethel. Woodstock was going to happen no matter what!

This time around, Woodstock’s new hometown, Dix & Watkins Glen, NY and New York State have been really wonderful. I went door to door to talk to the neighbors. Some remembered Summer Jam back in ’73 and were worried about history repeating itself. But they opened their doors to us and we talked it out. Many of those people have reached out over the last 24 hours with messages of hope and encouragement.

The venue, Watkins Glen International, have been totally supportive and professional.
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“Woodstock 50” Is Reportedly Cancelled :(

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Back in March, festival founder Michael Lang announced the lineup for the upcoming “Woodstock 50th” Festival (seen HERE for those curious onlookers). Earlier today, it was revealed by TMZ that the Investors at Dentsu Aegis have pulled their funding and have offered up this statement on the matter

“We don’t beliee the production of the festival can be executed as and event worthy of the Woodstock Brand name”

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Day 1: Friday August 16th – No one.
Day 2: Saturday, August 17th – No one.
Day 3: Sunday, August 18th – No one.

PiercingMetal Thoughts: Now I’ve already mentioned that I don’t get to a lot of festivals and based on the distance (and for the most part the lineup) I was not heading to Woodstock 50. I haven’t seen a full on Official Press Release about the news but when some of the larger websites that I sometimes monitor to make sure I have what I need for your own enjoyment started posting about it, I let the fine folks at TMZ be my resource about it. For many a Rock and Metal fan there was nothing about this festival that piqued the interest but I am never happy to see a large scale music event be cancelled since it tends to have a ripple effect on other events of this kind. When the weekend of the original 1969 Woodstock hits us, I will be playing the “Original Soundtrack Album” from the movie as well as watching it and I might just put the five full sets that were released several years ago as “The Woodstock Experience”. Hopefully you diehards have those because they are hard to find. So let’s see what happens because so far the tickets were not released for sale despite being announced as coming soon and Michael Lang hasn’t said anything about it yet either. As more information comes to light I will share it but its probably done since the money people are out. What do you think about this? Were you entertaining going? Chime in down below in the comments.

Official Website: https://www.woodstock.com/

Exit 111 Announces Full Details For Inaugural Event

Music fans in my neck of the woods are going to be looking into relocation before October hits based on this sure to be crushing Festival event. It’s the kind of music festival my friends and I clamor for but instead we get The Governors Ball and Panorama Music Festival. Sigh. Anyway, without further adieu I share with you the announcement about the debut of the Exit 111 Music Festival. Read on down below to the full press release and prepare to be stunned by the lineup.

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The Press Release:
EXIT 111 Festival will debut with a heavyweight line-up that celebrates all forms of rock–from hard to classic, alternative to southern–when it debuts October 11-13 at the Great Stage Park in Manchester, TN. The inaugural three-day event hosted by Eddie Trunk will be led by headlining slots from Guns N’ Roses, Def Leppard, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and a mix of platinum-selling artists including Slayer (in the last Tennessee show of their career), ZZ Top, Deftones, Ghost, Megadeth and more than 40 acts (full line-up below). Tickets for EXIT 111 go on sale Thursday, April 25 at 12:00 PM (ET), with additional ticketing info below.

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Produced by C3 Presents and AC Entertainment, the massive footprint of the festival site–known to millions as the home of the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival–will be transformed into a rock and roll playground with the all-star line-up appearing on three stages with 12 hours of music daily, camping and a variety of activities tailored specifically to concert-goers. This marks the first-ever event, beyond Bonnaroo, to utilize the 700-plus acre farm. On site adventures include Paranormal Cirque (an R-rated crazy yet fun fusion between circus, theatre, and cabaret in perfect harmony with the evolution of a show that brings you back to when we dream…and when we had nightmares and fantasies), the first annual EXIT 111 car show, Red Bull motocross demonstrations and a mega sports bar airing full sports coverage throughout the weekend, with more activities announced soon.
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