Wednesday, 8 February 2012
Woodstock Music & Art Fair was a music festival, billed as 'An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music'. It was held at Max Yasgur's 600-acre dairy farm in the Catskills near the hamlet of White Lake in the town of Bethel, New York, from August 15 to August 18, 1969.
During the sometimes rainy weekend, thirty-two acts performed outdoors in front of 500,000 concert-goers.It is widely regarded as a pivotal moment in popular music history. Rolling Stone called it one of the 50 Moments That Changed the History of Rock and Roll.
This music festival has been in many ways idolised but it was not as commercialised as many modern festivals are now.