Twenty-five years later comes Woodstock '94, billed as "Two More Days of Peace & Music."
It will take place in Saugerties, N.Y., Aug. 13-14, 25 years to the days after the original Woodstock Festival in Bethel, N.Y., came to symbolize the spirit and consciousness of '60s youth culture.
Woodstock Ventures and Polygram Limited Ventures yesterday announced that featured acts will include Aerosmith, Metallica, Peter Gabriel, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Arrested Development, Bob Dylan (with a, and possibly The, Band), Santana and Crosby, Stills & Nash (the only comeback kids), Green Day, Allman Brothers, Spin Doctors, Cranberries, Nine Inch Nails, Cypress Hill, Alice in Chains, Henry Rollins, the Neville Brothers, Melissa Etheridge, Porno for Pyros and Johnny Cash.
A half-dozen more acts will be announced, including world-beat and blues groupings, such as the reggae one featuring Jimmy Cliff, Shabba Ranks and Rita Marley. Bands will perform simultaneously on two stages, with single acts doing full sets and revues getting a little more time.
A maximum of 250,000 tickets, costing $135 each, go on sale tomorrow through Ticketmaster, but don't bother calling unless you're ready to buy a bus or air package to Woodstock '94. Seeking to encourage the use of mass transit, festival producers will offer the ticket-transportation packages exclusively for 11 days, with remaining tickets going on sale June 26. Even then, tickets will be sold in blocks of four with a single parking pass per block.
And while you may miss the experience of Woodstock Redux, you won't have to miss the music: The entire Woodstock '94 lineup will be available on pay-per-view cable through Request and Viewer's Choice. The daylong shows will cost $49.99 (or $34.95 for one day), with subscribers likely to top the current record of 400,000 held by Howard Stern's New Year's Eve show.
For information and prices on charter bus packages, on sale tomorrow at 3 p.m., call 800-775-0278 for the Washington-Baltimore market.
For information and prices on charter air packages, on sale tomorrow at 9 a.m., call 800-ROCK-AIR.
A Woodstock '94 hot line is also in service at 212-ROK-1994.