Report: Concert Promoters Missed Payment Before Racetrack Pulled Out Of Woodstock 50

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VESTAL, NY (WSKG) – Organizers for the Woodstock 50 music festival missed a payment to Watkins Glen International last month.  That’s according to court documents cited by the Poughkeepsie Journal. This came just weeks before the racetrack pulled out of the event.

Hip-hop recording artist Common performs at the Woodstock 50 lineup announcement at Electric Lady Studios on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

The information came out as part of a lawsuit between organizers and the festival’s former financial backer, the Dentsu Aegis Network. The paper reports Watkins Glen International (WGI) sent a letter to Dentsu that the payment, due in mid-May, was late.

This week, WGI said it would not host Woodstock 50, though the racetrack wouldn’t comment further.

WGI was supposed to host Woodstock 50 August 16-18. The lineup included Dead and Company, Imagine Dragons and Halsey.

Organizers have said they have a new financial backer and are working to secure a new venue.