Woodstock – The story

Its hard to believe that Woodstock has just celebrated its 50th Anniversary.  
From August 15-18, 1969, 32 musical acts performed on Max Yasgurs 600acre farm in Bethel, New York and history was made!  Nothing like this Festival had happened before, billed as “3 days of Peace and Music” Woodstock attracted an audience of close to half a million music lovers.
So many musical careers were shot to stardom as a result and became household names.  Joe Cocker, Santana, Crosby Stills Nash and Young and Janis Joplin among others became instant rock gods.

The music is still as vibrant today as it was 50 years ago, and although some of the original artists are no longer with us, many are still as popular as ever.

A huge celebration of “50 years of Woodstock” will be held at Oaklands on Saturday 5th October, featuring over 20 of the regions finest artists.  The artists represented include Richie Havens, (who opened Woodstock) and Jimi Hendrix (who was the final act) Joan Baez, Arlo Guthrie, Country Joe and the Fish, The Who, Ten Years After, Santana, Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane, Blood Sweat and Tears, Joe Cocker, Keef Hartley, The Band, Sly and the Family Stone, Crosby Stills Nash and Young and Canned Heat.  
Proudly presented by The Figmentz together with Longstocking Brewery and Oakland Events Centre, with a great concert sound and lighting in a beautiful out door setting this will be a very special event.