The organizer of Woodstock 50 says the show will go on — but music sources told Page Six that reps for the acts involved are getting cold feet.
The fest’s financial backer Dentsu Aegis Network said this week that the August concert was off. Woodstock founder Michael Lang told us on Thursday that he’s confident the show can survive because all the acts — which include Jay-Z and Miley Cyrus — have been paid.
A music source griped: “No agents want to send their acts. They’re arguing the contracts were with the financial backers and they’re gone. No one wants to be part of this if it’s going to go down in flames.” Lang insisted, “All the contracts were made through both entities . . . There is no reason for them not to play.”
He added he’s in talks with new backers. “I think once it gets turned around everyone will be able to relax.”
Dentsu Aegis released a statement saying it wasn’t confident in “ensuring the health and safety of the artists, partners and attendees.”
Reports said the fest was having issues securing proper permits. Lang told us he’s been granted a conditional permit, and that there are plans in place for traffic, water and security. “This is being done professionally. We are using the best people in the business to put on this event. People will be safe, it will be fun and hopefully impactful.”
Artist John Fogerty joked to Rolling Stone, “For Woodstock 75, we can all still get together and sing ‘Kumbaya.’ ”
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