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Woodstock 50 scoping new, much smaller venue in Maryland

Woodstock Festival of Arts and Music at Bethel, New York, August 1969. (AP Photo)

Woodstock is still scheduled for August 16 through August 18.

Posted: Jul 25, 2019 4:10 PM

When Woodstock 50 was going to be at Watkins Glen, fan capacity was 150,000.

If Woodstock was able to come to Vernon Downs, capacity was 65,000.

Now, organizers are scoping a much smaller venue.

The Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland caps at 20,000.

Variety is reporting that Michael Lang is in talks with the operator. The publication calls it a Hail Mary attempt.

Woodstock is still scheduled for August 16 through August 18 – organizers tried three times for a permit for Vernon Downs.

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