In the tumultuous six short months since Lang announced his plans to throw Woodstock 50, it's been like bad psychedelic trip trying to follow what the hell is going on. As of June, probably don't plan hitching a ride or piling in the back of your VW van because logistically it doesn't look like it's happening. At first, excitement was swirling with JAY-Z, Miley Cyrus, The Killers, Robert Plant, Santana, and more filling out the lineup, but since that March announcement, things have gotten confusing with ticket sales postponed and investors backing out -- and not without Lang and his team insisting the fest is still on at every step along the way.
But as of June 10, there's officially no site for Woodstock 50. Watkins Glen International issued a statement that they "terminated the site license for Woodstock pursuant to provisions of the contract," and within the hour that news broke, Billboard reported the NY Department of Health rescinded the fest's permit application, and CID Entertainment, who would have been the event's primary producer providing accommodations, also backed out. And all of this comes after the majority of funding for the event was pulled, starting with primary investor Dentsu Aegis Network, who in April claimed the event was canceled when Woodstock 50 failed to meet permit applications. That then spiraled into a legal battle, ultimately resulting in Woodstock 50 not getting the money they were promised from Dentsu Aegis Network, and having to seek other investors.