Woodstock Promoter Finds 40th Anniversary Prospect in Brooklyn

Prospect Park

Michael Lang, who helped put on the first Woodstock festival in 1969, is hoping to celebrate the event’s 40th anniversary in New York – this time in the city instead of the country.

Casually dropping potential artist names like Crosby, Stills and Nash, Phish, Dave Matthews Band, and Neil Young, Lang told the New York Daily News that his native Brooklyn’s Prospect Park is his first choice for holding a free anniversary event this summer. Flushing Meadows, located in Queens, is another site in consideration.

The park is already booked for August 15, the official anniversary date for Woodstock. Little has been revealed about the event, which would presumably be held in late August or September. Lang admitted that time is short to get sponsors lined up and plan for the gathering, which would host around 150,000 people.


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