This music festival was not your ordinary music festival. It was a cultural milestone for Baby Boomers, the 1960s generation. The Woodstock Music & Art Fair or informally called the Woodstock Festival or plainly Woodstock was a music festival that attracted an audience of over 400,000 people held on a dairy farm in New York State from August 15 to 17, 1969 but was extended to four days up until August 18, 1969, due to the rainy last day. The theme was “An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music”. During the sometimes rainy weekend, 32 acts performed outdoors before an audience of 400,000 people. It is widely considered as a crucial moment in popular music history, as well as the definitive connection for the larger counterculture generation. Rolling Stone listed this as one of the 50 Moments That Changed the History of Rock and Roll. Here are the 12 Crazy Woodstock Festival Photos.
The Woodstock festival was held at Max Yasgur’s 600-acre dairy farm in the Catskills near the hamlet of White Lake in the town of Bethel. Bethel, in Sullivan County, is 43 miles southwest of the town of Woodstock, New York. It didn’t actually take place in Woodstock as everyone thought. A deal was struck for $75,000 with the dairy farmer.