The New York State Division of Well being additionally rescinded the occasion’s allow software.
Replace at 4:30 p.m. PST: Woodstock 50 launched the next assertion in response to shedding their website, having their allow software rescinded and seeing their producer cancel their involvement: “We verify that we’ll not be transferring ahead with Watkins Glen as a venue for Woodstock 50. We’re in discussions with one other venue to host Woodstock 50 on August 16th—18th and stay up for sharing the brand new location when tickets go on sale within the coming weeks.”
Lower than an hour after Watkins Glen Worldwide speedway introduced it was not internet hosting Woodstock 50 on Monday (June 10), in separate bulletins the occasion’s producer CID Leisure issued a press release saying it was ending its involvement with the anniversary pageant and the New York State Division of Well being gave phrase its allow software was being rescinded.
“CID Leisure had been engaged to offer enhanced tenting, journey packages and transportation for Woodstock 50. Given developments, we are able to verify that CID is not concerned in Woodstock 50 in any capability,” CID Leisure’s Dan Berkowitz advised Billboard in a press release.
CID Leisure was supposed to exchange Rick Farman‘s Superfly, which had agreed to provide the pageant for a $three million charge, solely to withdraw its involvement within the pageant days after financier Dentsu introduced it was cancelling the occasion on April 29. A New York choose later dominated that Dentsu technically did not have the best to cancel the occasion, however cited correspondence between Superfly’s attorneys and Woodstock 50’s Michael Lang, who co-produced the unique Woodstock pageant in 1969, as proof that organizers had been unlikely to drag of the occasion.
After Superfly pulled out, Lang floated CID Leisure as a substitute, though it is unclear how a lot work CID had undertaken making ready for the pageant. Owned by OnLocation, CID had initially been introduced on to deal with VIP choices for the pageant that had been envisioned to host as many as 150,000 to 200,000 followers, though security and website issues diminished the capability to lower than 75,000.
On Monday, race monitor officers left the pageant and not using a dwelling, issuing a press release explaining, “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.”
Two hours later, an official with the New York State Division of Well being advised Billboard, “the Division has obtained a press release from Watkins Glen Worldwide that they intend to rescind their software for a mass gathering allow for Woodstock 50.”
Tim O’Hearn, administrator for Schulyer County which was to host the pageant, advised Billboard in a press release that the information was “a major disappointment to us in that we looked forward to hosting this iconic event in our community.”
“While today’s announcement is difficult to absorb, it is not completely unexpected, given the well-publicized delays related to this planned event,” he added. “We commend Watkins Glen International for their actions, which we feel are in the overall best interest of the community.”
Introduced with a lot fanfare and a lineup that included Lifeless and Firm, Jay-Z, Think about Dragons, Miley Cyrus and The Killers, Woodstock 50 officers neither put tickets on sale for the Aug. 16-18 occasion nor secured a mass gathering allow from the New York Division of Well being. Dentu’s determination to drag out of the pageant left Lang and his companion Greg Peck with out funding wanted to stage the live performance and final month two New York Supreme Courtroom judges rejected a request by the pageant’s lawyer Marc Kasowitz to power Dentsu to return $18.5 million of its personal cash it had withdrawn from the Woodstock 50 checking account after the Japanese firm introduced it was cancelling the pageant.
Woodstock 50 officers didn’t reply to a request for remark by time of publishing.