Though the Woodstock festival's 45th anniversary will likely pass this year without much mention, the same won't be true for its 50th anniversary in 2019.
Co-founder Michael Lang tells Rolling Stone magazine that plans are under way for the festival's 50th, saying that, "We're starting to think about it now" and that he's exploring a variety of concepts and locations. Woodstock did have a successful 25th anniversary in 1994, but the 30th anniversary in 1999 was mired in controversy, including a riot on the final night.
Lang considered a 40th anniversary in 2009 in Brooklyn but backed off due to a lack of sponsors. The original Woodstock Music & Art Fair took place August 15-18 in Bethel, N.Y., on a site that now houses a performing arts center.