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Woodstock 50 is quickly turning into another Fyre Festival

music news 23/04/2019

Tickets for Woodstock 50 - a new event marking the 50th anniversary of the iconic 1969 festival - were supposed to go on sale today. Unfortunately, that hasn't happened and ticket sales are on hold indefinitely.

According to Pitchfork, ticket sales have been postponed due to the lack of a “mass gathering permit” from Watkins Glen, the site hosting the festival. Tickets subsequently can't be sold until a permit is obtained.

“Tim O’Hearn, administrator of Schuyler County (which includes the village of Watkins Glen), Watkins Glen International filed a mass gathering permit application to DOH on Monday, April 15," the Pitchfork article reads. "‘The health department is reviewing to determine if a conditional permit may be issued that would allow for ticket sales to commence. At this point there is no on-sale date set.'”

The postponement is yet another snag the festival has hit after headliners The Black Keys removed themselves from the lineup. Despite their troubles, organisers still believe the event - headlined by the likes of The Killers, Jay-Z and Miley Cyrus - will not be cancelled and is set to go ahead from August 16-18 this year.