Woodstock 50: County gives update on festival plans

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Schuyler County manager Tim O’Hearn tells 18 News that the Woodstock 50 team still intends to hold the concert this summer at Watkins Glen International.

O’Hearn adds that the county has “not received any revised documents or plans that will be necessary prior to considering issuance of a permit.”

The festival’s former financier Dentsu Aegis canceled the 50th anniversary festival in Watkins Glen in late April, kicking off a battle between the festival organizers and the former financier. 

Woodstock 50 and the former financier have been in court over $18 million that Dentsu was ordered to put into escrow last month. The two sides are reportedly headed to arbitration over the money.

Superfly, one of the production companies behind Woodstock 50, also withdrew their support of the event at Watkins Glen International following Dentsu’s decision. CID has reportedly agreed to take over production of the festival.

Co-founder Michael Lang has insisted that the event will continue and that tickets will go on sale in the near future.

The festival is scheduled for Aug. 16-18.

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