News about plans for this year’s 50th anniversary (August 16–18, 2019) of this legendary music and peace festival is starting to flow! There are two large events planned. One, near the original Bethel Woods site of 1969 festival and another in Watkins Glen, New York. Santana, just announced his participation at the Bethel Woods event, which is being organized by Live Nation in coordination with the “Woodstock Museum (officially, the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts). This pan-generational cultural event will feature live music, TED-style talks, and special exhibits. Michael Lang, the 1969 festival co-founder explained that he’s organizing the “official” anniversary event at Watkins Glen because there’s more space to create the type of event he’s envisioning. A recent article noted that: “Yoga maintained a strong presence at the 1969 Woodstock festival, thanks in part to Swami Satchidananda, the founder of Integral Yoga, who addressed the massive crowd. And Yoga will maintain a strong presence at Woodstock 50 thanks to Lovelight, which is programming the Yoga at the anniversary gathering.” According to Rolling Stone: “Lang says that over 40 performers have been booked already across three stages, including some big-name headliners. ‘It’ll be an eclectic bill,’ Lang says. ‘It’ll be hip-hop and rock and some pop and some of the legacy bands from the original festival.'” So, stay tuned here for Integral Yoga’s participation in these events!
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