On the Beat Music News: Woodstock hurdles; The Cure in Theaters

Woodstock 50


Woodstock 50th Anniversary festival planning has met yet another hurdle. Organizers were denied a permit to hold the weekend camping fest at Vernon Downs Racetrack after about 100 people objected at a town hall meeting. Residents are worried about noise, traffic & potential vandalism.
Woodstock 50 originally was supposed to take place August 16-18 at Watkins Glen International speedway in Watkins Glen, New York, about 120 miles southwest of Vernon.
A variety of issues have plagued the event since plans for the three-day festival were announced in March, including theoriginal financial backer pulling out, and Watkins Glen speedway terminating the organizers’ license for the site.

Full story from Variety


The Cure’s concert film, The Cure – Anniversary 1978-2018 Live in Hyde Park London, finally hits theaters worldwide July 11. Directed by longtime collaborator Tim Pope, film captures last summer’s 40th anniversary show, which featured a career-spanning set of 29 hits, deep cuts, and fan favorites. The film will be presented in 4K with 5:1 surround sound mixed at Abbey Road.
The Cure is also finishing a new record and launching their own festival Pasadena Daydream.

Full story via Consequence of Sound





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