List of performances and events at Woodstock Festival

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Woodstock Music & Art Fair was a music festival held on a 600 acre (2.4 km²; 240 ha, 0.94 mi²) dairy farm in the rural town of Bethel, New York from August 15 to August 18, 1969. Thirty-two acts performed during the sometimes rainy weekend in front of nearly half a million concertgoers. It is widely regarded as one of the greatest moments in popular music history and was listed on Rolling Stone's 50 Moments That Changed the History of Rock and Roll.[dead link][1]

Friday, August 15[edit]

The first day officially began at 5:07 p.m. with Richie Havens and featured folk artists. 32 acts performed during the sometimes rainy weekend in front of nearly half a million concertgoers.

The Original Woodstock Poster with the Wallkill, New York location

Saturday, August 16[edit]

The day opened at 1:20 pm, and featured some of the event's biggest psychedelic and guitar rock headliners.

Sunday, August 17 to Monday, August 18[edit]

Joe Cocker was the first act on the last officially booked day (Sunday); he opened up the day's events at 2 PM. His set was preceded by at least two instrumentals by The Grease Band.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Woodstock in 1969". Rolling Stone. 2004-06-24. Retrieved 2008-04-17. 
  2. ^ Baez Source: Arthur Levy, annotator of the expanded editions of the 12 Joan Baez CDs on Vanguard
  3. ^ "Janis Joplin entry". Encyclopædia Britannica. 2006-09-24. Retrieved 2008-10-03.