Woodstock '94

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Woodstock ‘94
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Woodstock '94 poster design
Genre Rock, EDM and folk, including
grunge, alt-rock, metal,
EDM, blues rock, folk rock,
jazz fusion, hard rock, world music, latin rock.
DatesAugust 12–14, 1994
Location(s) Saugerties, New York,
New York, U.S.
Years active1994. 24 years ago
original event: 1969
namesake events:
1979, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2009, 2019
Founded by Michael Lang, John P. Roberts,
Joel Rosenman, (Woodstock ventures)
Attendanceabout 550,000
Website The Woodstock Festivals

Woodstock '94 was an American music festival held in 1994 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the original Woodstock festival of 1969. It was promoted as "2 More Days of Peace and Music". The poster used to promote the first concert was revised to feature two doves perched on the neck of an electric guitar, instead of the original acoustic one.

Music festival festival oriented towards music

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Woodstock 1969 music festival in New York, United States

Woodstock was a music festival held between August 15–18, 1969, which attracted an audience of more than 400,000. Billed as "An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music", it was held at Max Yasgur's 600-acre dairy farm near White Lake in Bethel, New York, 43 miles (70 km) southwest of Woodstock. It was also referred to alternatively, on occasion, as the "Bethel Rock Festival" given its location in the Town of Bethel, New York, or the "Aquarian Music Festival".

Contents

The 1994 concert was scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, August 13 and 14, [1] with a third day (Friday, August 12) added later. Tickets to the festival cost $135 each. [2] The weather was rainy that weekend, and by Saturday much of the field had turned into mud.

The event took place on Winston Farm in Saugerties, New York, about 100 miles (160 km) north of New York City. The site is 70 miles (110 km) northeast of the original 1969 festival site.

Though only 164,000 tickets were sold, [3] the crowd at Woodstock '94 was estimated at 550,000. [4] The size of the crowd was larger than concert organizers had planned for and by the second night many of the event policies were logistically unenforceable. The major issues related to security, when attendees arrived, left or returned to the site, and the official concert food-beverage-vendor policy initially restricting attendees from entering with supplies of food, drinks and above all, alcohol. With the concert site mostly enclosed by simple chain link fences, there was hardly any difficulty for many attendees to enter freely along with carrying beer and other banned items. The security staff, along with the entrance and exit staff, could not continue reasonable monitoring of increasingly vast numbers entering, exiting, inspecting, while at the same time maintaining safety, security and peaceful atmosphere.

The festival was followed by Woodstock 1999.

Performers and notable events during the festival

Friday, August 12

North Stage

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Notable events: Day 1

Saturday, August 13

North Stage

South Stage

Notable events: Day 2

Sunday, August 14

North Stage

South Stage

Notable events: Day 3

Other notes on performers

Declined invitations or missed connections

Broadcast and recordings

The Woodstock '94 festival was shot using the early analog HD 1125-line Hi-Vision system in a 16:9 aspect ratio. The footage would be used for later home packages and a planned theatrical documentary about the event. The HD footage was mixed live into standard definition 4:3 NTSC for cable TV broadcast. [19]

The Woodstock ‘94 festival was broadcast live on MTV via Pay Per View in the U.S. and Canada. In the U.K, audio from the event was broadcast on BBC Radio 1.

Commercial releases

Highlights from the concert were later released as a double album set on November 4, 1994, on CD and cassette. The film about the event, directed by Bruce Gowers, was also released straight to video the same year on VHS and Laserdisc. Currently, there is no DVD, BluRay or digital media release.

Since the release of the official album, various recordings of songs performed have been released officially, however complete performances of entire sets have only been released unofficially as bootlegs. In 2019, a limited edition vinyl only release of Green Day’s performance was released for Record Store Day, making this one of the first official releases of an entire Woodstock '94 set.

Video and discography

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