Woodstock 50 has hired Donald Trump’s lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, to help amidst their cancellation troubles.
After the past few days of the festival being canceled by its investors and then being UNcanceled by its organizers, it seems the festival is still fighting to take place. Co-founder Michael Lang told the New York Times, “I know that in this day and age when things are so buttoned down, and the industry is so buttoned down, this is kind of an oddity. But things happen when you are committed and have a purpose, and we are getting a lot of heartfelt support out there. In an email to fans, he wrote, “The bottom line is, there is going to be a Woodstock 50th Anniversary Festival, as there must be, and it’s going to be a blast.”
After marketing agency Dentsu Aegis Network pulled out, the festival’s production partner Superfly followed suit. “The producers of the Woodstock 50th anniversary festival hired Superfly to leverage our expertise as veteran event producers to manage festival operations, a role that aligned with our mission of creating shared experiences that build community,” the company informed Rolling Stone. “Throughout our engagement our team provided counsel and recommendation on the necessary elements required to produce a safe and first-class experience. Following the decision of one of our clients, Dentsu, to cancel the event, we will no longer be participating in ongoing related activities.”
Will this turn into another Fyre Festival fiasco?