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Jay Z, Akon, Miley Cyrus to headline 50th Woodstock festival

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Jay Z, Akon, Miley Cyrus to headline 50th Woodstock festival

American singers Miley Cyrus and Jay-Z as well as African-American music star, Akon, will be among the headliners at the upcoming 50th anniversary concert for Woodstock.

Due to the changed musical landscape in the last fifty years, there will be a mix of pop, hip-hop, and rock artists at the festival and over 80 musical acts will be playing over the course of the three-day music festival at Watkins Glen, New York in August, following the theme of “equality, inclusion and a shared sustainable future.”

Other acts to take the stage includes Anderson East, Maggie Rogers, John Fogerty, Sensational Space Shifters, Robert Plant, The Raconteurs, The Lumineers, Santana, Miley Cyrus as well as The Killers.

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Additionally, Dead and Company, with John Mayer on the lead guitar, Portugal The Man, Greta Van Fleet, Sturgill Simpson, The Black Keys, and Chance The Rapper will all headline on the 17th of August, Saturday.

Vince Staples, Janelle Monae, Brandi Carlile, Cage The Elephant, Halsey, Imagine Dragons, as well as Jay-Z, himself will perform as well.

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The co-founder and producer of the original Woodstock Festival, Michael Lang, said the goal of the concert was to remind the world of the healing power of music.

Earlier, Miley was just one of a few who took to her Twitter account to announce her participation at the festival this year.

“I’m queer and ready to party!” the 26-year-old wrote. Miley said she’d be performing on Friday so she’d have the rest of the weekend to “rage.”

Woodstock marks the 50th anniversary of the festival, which spanned three days and included some of the most iconic names of all time, including Jimi Hendrix, Sha Na Na, Jefferson Airplane, The Who, Sly And The Family Stone, Janis Joplin, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and Joan Baez.

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Other cool aspects that the organizers have created are “highly curated neighborhoods,” workshops and even a “Kidstock” area for the parents who decide to bring their little ones.

 

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