紐約伯特利森林計劃舉辦Woodstock音樂節的50週年慶典

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  • 紐約伯特利森林計劃舉辦Woodstock音樂節的50週年慶典

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    ◎紐約伯特利鎮計劃舉辦Woodstock音樂節的50週年慶典。伯特利森林藝術中心宣布了這次活動,揭露了將於8月16至18日為期三天的《伯特利森林音樂與文化節:在1969年Woodstock音樂節歷史遺址慶祝50週年慶典》,將會有尚未公佈的音樂表演者以及TED式的演講。

    ◎根據該中心的網站,該活動將由Live Nation Concerts和INVNT負責執行,演出陣容和票務信息不久後將公佈。這個跨世代的音樂、文化和社群活動將在距離紐約市僅90分鐘車距的BWCA舉行。這三天令人難忘的經歷將包括跨越多種類型和年代的著名和新興藝人的現場表演,以及來自領先的未來主義者和復古技術專家的TED風格演講。音樂節的觀眾還可以參觀伯特利森林博物館,該博物館透過沉浸式媒體、互動式活動和來自1969年該音樂節的藝術品來講述60年代的故事。

    ◎原始的Woodstock音樂節於1969年8月15至18日在紐約市北部卡茨基爾山的一個農場舉行,從一場售票活動迅速發展成為一場大規模的免費活動,吸引了超過40萬人到這個600英畝大的泥濘農場,成為歷史上最具代表性的搖滾活動之一,參與演出的包括Joan Baez、Santana、Janis Joplin、Grateful Dead、The Who、The Band、Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young和Jimi Hendrix。

    ◎1994年在紐約Saugerties舉行了一場25週年演唱會,表演者包括Sheryl Crow、Blues Traveler、Collective Soul、Deee-Lite、Aphex Twin、Joe Cocker、Cypress Hill、CSN、Metallica、Nine Inch Nails、Aerosmith和Bob Dylan。5年後,Woodstock '99演唱會在紐約州羅馬市的前空軍基地舉行,吸引了40萬人前往,但因為天氣過熱造成騷亂、搶劫、性犯罪等混亂失控的三天。2009年在原始的Woodstock場地舉辦了一場較小型的活動,包括Country Joe McDonald、Big Brother and the Holding Company、Canned Heat、Jefferson Starship、Levon Helm Band等曾在1969年演出的藝人出席。

    ◎沙利文郡的官員最近表示他們計劃安裝36個玻璃纖維鴿子雕像來紀念即將到來的50週年紀念日,鴿子是向原始活動的代表性標誌的致意,當地藝術家將受委託把鴿子塗上讓人聯想起60年代的顏色。原始Woodstock音樂節的發起人之一Michael Lang表示他有「明確的計劃」要進行他自己的50週年慶祝,不過截至目前還沒有更進一步的消息。

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    The town of Bethel, New York, is planning a golden anniversary celebration of the Woodstock festival. The Bethel Woods Center for the Arts announced the gathering on Thursday (Dec. 27), revealing that the three-day event (Aug. 16-18), "Bethel Woods Music and Culture Festival: Celebrating the golden anniversary at the historic site of the 1969 Woodstock festival," will feature as-yet-unnamed musical performers, as well as TED-style talks.

    The event will be put on by Live Nation Concerts and INVNT, with a line-up and ticketing information available soon, according to the Center's website. "This pan-generational music, culture, and community event will be held at BWCA just 90 minutes from New York City. These three days of memorable experiences will include live performances from prominent and emerging artists spanning multiple genres and decades, and TED-style talks from leading futurists and retro-tech experts," read the announcement. "Festival goers will also be able to visit the Museum at Bethel Woods, which tells the story of the 1960s through immersive media, interactive engagements, and artifacts from the 1969 festival, as well as experience the special 2019 exhibit We Are Golden: Reflections on the 50th Anniversary of the Woodstock Festival and Aspirations for an Aquarian Future."

    Promoters promise that the festival will utilize the Arts Center's "state-of-the-art venues and facilities," with entertainment villages and a series of "bespoke performance areas" to be specially created for the event. "We are thrilled to partner with Live Nation and INVNT to produce Bethel Woods Music and Culture Festival," Darlene Fedun, CEO of Bethel Woods, said in the statement. "Fifty years ago, people gathered peacefully on our site inspired to change the world through music. As the stewards of this historic site, we remain committed to preserving this rich history and spirit, and to educating and inspiring new generations to contribute positively to the world through music, culture, and community."

    The original Woodstock took place on a diary farm in the Catskill Mountains north of New York city on Aug. 15-18, 1969, quickly growing from a ticketed event to a massive free-for-all that drew more than 400,000 to a muddy 600-acre diary farm for one of the most iconic rock events of all time, featuring sets from Joan Baez, Santana, Janis Joplin, the Grateful Dead, The Who, The Band, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and Jimi Hendrix.

    A 25th anniversary concert was held in Saugerties, New York, in 1994 with performances from Sheryl Crow, Blues Traveler, Collective Soul, Deee-Lite, Aphex Twin, Joe Cocker, Cypress Hill, CSN, Metallica, Nine Inch Nails, Aerosmith and Bob Dylan. Five years later, the Woodstock '99 concert took place in Rome, New York, drawing 400,000 people to a former Air Force base for a chaotic three-day gatheirng marred by excessively hot weather fan rioting and looting and numerous reports of sexual assault. A smaller event was held on the site of the original Woodstock in 2009, with sets from a number of the original show's performers, including Country Joe McDonald, Big Brother and the Holding Company, Canned Heat, Jefferson Starship, Mounatin and the Levon Helm Band.

    Officials in Sullivan County recently said they plan to install 36 fiberglass dove statues to commemorate the upcoming 50th anniversary in a nod to the original event's iconic logo. Local artists will be commissioned to pain the doves in colors reminiscent of the 1960s. One of the original Woodstock promoter, Michael Lang, that he has "definite plans" to put on his own 50th anniversary celebration, though it won't be on the site of the original; no other information was available on Lang's event at press time.

     

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