The Woodstock Festival Arnold Skolnick (who designed the logo) says that the dove on the guitar was actually designed to resemble a catbird (and it was originally perched on a flute).
Location(s) White Lake, New York (site of original festival) Years active Original festival held in 1969; namesake events held in 1979, 1989, 1994, and 1999. Founded by Michael Lang, John P. Roberts, Joel Rosenman, Artie Kornfeld Date(s) scheduled: August 15–17, 1969, but ran over to August 18 Genre Rock and folk, including blues-rock, folk rock, jazz fusion, hard rock, latin rock, and psychedelic rock styles. Website The Woodstock Festivals The crowd and stage in 1969
Woodstock Music & Art Fair (informally, Woodstock or The Woodstock Festival) was a music festival, billed as "An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music". It was held at Max Yasgur's 600-acre (2.4 km²; 240 ha, 0.94 mi²) dairy farm near the hamlet of White Lake in the town of Bethel, New York, from August 15 to August 18, 1969. Bethel, in Sullivan County, is 43 miles (69 km) southwest of the town of Woodstock, New York, in adjoining Ulster County. The Original Woodstock Poster with the Wallkill, New York location
During the sometimes rainy weekend, thirty-two acts performed outdoors in front of 500,000 concert-goers. It is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most pivotal moments in popular music history and was listed among Rolling Stone's 50 Moments That Changed the History of Rock and Roll. The event was captured in the successful 1970 documentary movie Woodstock, an accompanying soundtrack album, and Joni Mitchell's song "Woodstock" which commemorated the event and became a major hit for Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.
Woodstock 1969 is to this day the most historic music festival in history. It marked the height of peaceful counterculture revolution, Woodstock sent a message to the world just before the intense wave of dissent washed back to sea. Embodied in this music festival is an entire set of ideals which are just as prevalent in today's society as they were in 1969. Woodstock 1969 marked the peak for hippie counterculture. The ideals of peace, love, and expansion resonated throughout the country, and the world had little choice but to pay attention when 500,000 supports of these ideals met in the 600 acre farm where Woodstock was held. Woodstock 1969 changed the history of rock and roll and exemplified an entire era. WOODSTOCK 1969
"When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace" Jimi Hendrix Jimi Hendrix Live At Woodstock '69
ARTIE KORNFELD - Father of Woodstock "Woodstock 1969 was not the end, it was the beginning; everyday is a Woodstock anniversary," said Kornfeld.
We aim to support the ideas of peace, love, and unity by any possible means. The Woodstock nation has not forgot about what made the festival more than about the music.
Woodstock Original Site Marker Woodstock monument