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Woodstock, the mother of music festivals, turns 40

August 12th, 2009 · Leave a Comment

The weekend of August 15, 2009 marks the 40th anniversary of the 1969 Woodstock Music and Arts Festival.  There were plans to host a free anniversary event New York City’s Prospect Park and Berlin’s former Templehof Airport, but due to lack of sponsorship and funding they just could not pull it off.

In an age of mega festivals, many of which are making efforts to be green (see previous posts on Green Music Alliance), it is too bad that this one could not happen.  With locations in two very populated cities the organizers would have tackled one of festivals biggest green challenges — getting the people to the grounds.

You can read up quite a bit about the anniversary and where the original artists are today on Treehugger.  CBSNews also has a full feature section with videos and photo galleries.

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