The Woodstock festival
Well for starters if you don’t know what it is, it was a festival like ‘T in the Park’ and ‘the Glastonbury festival’. It all started in the 60’s when Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Joni Mitchell and the Rolling Stone's were around, it has only ever been on once.
Woodstock or as well known as The Woodstock Festival was a music festival, which was 3 Days of Peace & Music which rolled onto a fourth day. It was held at Max Yasgur's 600-acre dairy farm near the hamlet of White Lake in the town of Bethel, New York. it was on August the 15th to the 18th 1969.
During that weekend, 32 of the biggest acts at that time performed outdoors in front of 500,000 people. It is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most vital moments in popular music history, and it was listed by the Rolling Stone’s magazine one of the 50 Moments That Changed the History of Rock and Roll
Woodstock was begun through the efforts of Michael Lang, John Roberts, Joel Rosenman, and Artie Kornfeld. It was Roberts and Rosenman who had the money. Lang had experience as a promoter and had already organized the largest festival on the East Coast at the time, the Miami Pop Festival, which had an estimate of about 100,000 people to attend the two day event.
In April 1969, Creedence Clearwater Revival a band that had just become famous were the first act to sign a contract for the event, agreeing to pay $10 000. Creedence drummer Doug Clifford commented, “Once Creedence signed, everyone else jumped in line and all the other big acts came on.”
Woodstock was designed as a money making deal, titled ‘Woodstock Ventures’ it became a free concert after it became obvious that the event was attracting hundreds of thousands of more people than the organizers had prepared for.
So we would all agree that it was the flower power era of the 60’s where smoking drugs became common place and started the modern era of pop festivals, such as Glastonbury.