Woodstock 50 is... actually happening? In Maryland?

The festival has secured the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia for August 16-18.

July 25, 2019
Woodstock 50 is... actually happening? In Maryland? A fan at a "Woodstock Stop" open-air festival in Kuestrin, Poland. 2009.   MICHAEL URBAN/AFP/Getty Images

Woodstock 50 has secured a venue, and the music festival will go on as planned on August 16-18, 2019, according to The New York Times. The 50th anniversary of the fest will take place at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland.

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No acts have been confirmed for Woodstock 50. JAY-Z, Chance The Rapper, Miley Cyrus, and many more were initially announced, but their status is in limbo after Woodstock's well-documented troubles with venues and financiers. Woodstock 50's organizer sued the festival's former investor Dentsu Aegis Network for "sabotage and theft" after pulling out on April 29 — Woodstock 50 vowed to move ahead with new backers, but were soon denied a permit at Watkins Glen International in New York. The festival was also rejected for a permit at Vernon Downs in the town of Vernon, New York.

Woodstock 50 is... actually happening? In Maryland?