The Woodstock festival was scheduled to take place from August 15 to 17, 1969 in the state of New York, but actually didn’t end until the morning of August 18. It also didn’t take place in Woodstock – the organizers didn’t get a license for the location – but rather in the small town of Bethel, around 70 kilometers from Woodstock. Around 30 musicians performed, including Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Grateful Dead, Joan Baez, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Santana and The Who. About half a million people came. As a result, the festival was the second largest city in New York State for three days.
For the 50th anniversary, one of the original organizers, Michael Lang, was planning a new edition, but had to cancel the "Woodstock 50" festival at the end of July. The Light bus will now be on display at the original site of the festival at the "Bethel Woods Center for the Arts", August 16 to 18.