Ostrager also noted that at the time that Dentsu pulled out, "multiple permits necessary to conduct the Festival were not in place, tickets had not yet been sold, no budget had been agreed upon, necessary and expensive structural improvements to the Festival site and related areas had not yet started, and the production company essential to produce the Festival had withdrawn".
Everything going on with Woodstock 50 over the past few weeks, it seems like the festival is about to share a similar fate as Fyre Festival.
A court ruled that Woodstock 50's former financier-advertising group Dentsu Aegis Network-doesn't have the right to cancel this summer's festival, which was planned to mark the 50th anniversary of the original Woodstock music fest.
"Woodstock 50 is on!" Lang's partner Gregory Peck said in a statement. The judge's ruling said that Woodstock 50 creators had "not met the high burden entitling it to a mandatory injunction" that would force Amplifi Live to return the $17.8 million Lang had sought. I would like to thank all of the talent and their representatives for their patience and support.
Woodstock 50 is backed by the co-producer of the 1969 Woodstock festival, which was billed as "three days of peace and music" and is regarded as one of the pivotal moments in music history. "Which was and remains Woodstock 50's mission".
In addition, the promoters agreed to sell at least 150,000 tickets across the entire festival, and that Woodstock 50 would have "no less than 24 musical acts per day". Amplifi [Live] asserted by convincing testimony adduced at the hearing that it meant to mitigate its damages from a music festival that could not be successfully produced by mid-August because, among other reasons, multiple permits necessary to conduct the Festival were not in place, tickets had not yet been sold, no budget had been agreed upon, necessary and expensive structural improvements to the Festival site and related areas had not yet started, and the production company essential to produce the Festival had withdrawn.' The court did not rule that Amplifi Live's assumption of control over the festival was improper or alter that status in any way.
Headliners and expected performers at the festival include The Killers, Dead and Company, Imagine Dragons, JAY-Z, Miley Cyrus, The Lumineers, Chance the Rapper, Cage the Elephant, Halsey and Carlos Santana, among many others.
According to Billboard, court filings Tuesday revealed a New York State Police state trooper also complained to Superfly that Troop E had been told the festival's capacity was 65,000, but Lang claimed it would be closer to 126,000 during a town hall meeting in Watkins Glen.