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'99 announced today that the 30th Anniversary of the Woodstock Music & Art Fair will
take place in Rome, New York.
The site of the Woodstock '99 Festival will be the former Griffiss Air Force Base, a picturesque location.
Woodstock News NEW YORK - Woodstock '99 announced today that the 30th Anniversary of the
Woodstock Music & Art Fair will take place in Rome, New York (July 23, 24, & 25).
The organizers have signed a letter of intent with he city of Rome, pending approval of
all required permits. The site of the Woodstock '99 Festival will be the former Griffiss
Air Force base, a picturesque location at the foot of the Adirondack Mountains.
The 1994 25th Anniversary Woodstock festival took place in Saugerties, New York. And, while organizers had planned to return this year, Rome proved to be a more suitable site. "We were seriously exploring the possibility of returning to Saugerties," explained Woodstock founder and producer Michael Lang. "but because of certain time constraints and logistics we've decided that Rome would be the ideal location. We truly appreciate the work and unending commitment from our friends in Saugerties and Ulster county."
"This year's festival will capture all the spirit and excitement that made the two previous Woodstock festivals the defining events of their generations. Musically it will be nothing short of amazing," added co-producer John Scher of the Metropolitan Entertainment Group. Rome Mayor Joseph A. Griffo said that Woodstock '99 offers his city an unprecedented opportunity; "We are very excited about hosting the world's most famous music festival and look forward to the substantial economic and cultural boost it will give our community. We are confident that we can move ahead and work together with the producers for a successful event."