ArtsBeat: 45 Years After Woodstock, New Hudson River Festival Is Announced

The New York Times’ ArtBeat spilled the beans about the Hudson Project:

Nearly 45 years after Woodstock, a new festival is going up the country – or, at least, up the Hudson River – to bring a three-day weekend’s worth of music to the New York area. The Hudson Project, a new music and arts festival promising more than 85 musical acts, will make its debut this year from July 11 through 13, and will be held at the Winston Farm in Saugerties, N.Y., its organizers said on Tuesday. The Hudson Project promises four stages’ worth of performances – musicians were not immediately disclosed but are expected to be announced next week – as well as an emphasis on local arts and crafts; gourmet food, wine and beer; and “a wide range of camping choices from top-level luxury accommodations,” according to a news release.


The festival will be produced by the entertainment companies MCP Presents and SFX Entertainment, and the landowners are represented by Michael Lang, one of the founders of the Woodstock festival, whose 1994 revival was also held at the Winston Farm. Mr. Lang said in a statement: “It was always my intention to make a permanent venue at the farm after the ’94 festival and it’s finally coming to fruition. The Hudson Project will be a wonderful addition to the valley.”



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