Woodstock Festival (officially the Woodstock Music & Art Fair, and billed as “An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music”) was held at a dairy farm in the Catskills near Bethel, New York, on August 15 through August 18, 1969.

Peace & music at Woodstock

Woodstock Festival posters (1969)

Woodstock Festival posters (1969)

Here’s the concert lineup from those few memorable days:

Friday, August 15
Richie Havens
Sweetwater
Bert Sommer
Ravi Shankar
Tim Hardin
Melanie
Arlo Guthrie
Joan Baez

Saturday, August 16
Quill
Country Joe McDonald
John Sebastian
Santana
Keef Hartley Band
The Incredible String Band
Canned Heat
Mountain
Grateful Dead
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Janis Joplin
Sly & the Family Stone
The Who
Jefferson Airplane

August 17 & 18
The Grease Band
Joe Cocker
Country Joe and the Fish
Ten Years After
The Band
Blood, Sweat & Tears
Johnny Winter
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Paul Butterfield Blues Band
Sha-Na-Na
Jimi Hendrix


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