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Back to the Garden

Gil Kaufman
[SonicNet website]
June 23, 1998


The Bethel Development Corporation and GF Entertainment have announced a two-day concert (Aug. 14-15) on the Woodstock festival site in Sullivan County, N.Y. According to executive producer Danny Socolof, Lou Reed, Don Henley, Ziggy Marley & the Melodymakers and original Woodstock veterans Pete Townshend, Richie Havens and Ten Years After were added to the concert's previously announced performers, Stevie Nicks and Joni Mitchell (who wrote the song "Woodstock" in 1969). Entitled "A Day in the Garden" (not "Woodstock '98," as previously announced), even though it spans two days, the festival also will feature displays of '60s memorabilia and seminars on the era. There also will be a crafts fair and specialty food kiosks. The event is being billed as the first large-scale organized concert with headline talent at the site in 29 years. Tickets go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. EDT through Ticketmaster outlets, by phone through Ticketmaster and online at www.ticketmaster.com. The cost to attend is $69.98 per person per day. Netizens will be able to access the proceedings live on the Web through infoseek.com.

 

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