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Lineup Announced for Hudson Project Fest in New York

In 1994, the 25th Anniversary Woodstock in Saugerties, New York turned into a mudfest after it rained.

Woodstock is back, again, for another anniversary celebration. Forty-five years after the original festival, organizers are returning to Winston Farm in Saugerties, New York where the 25th anniversary mudfest took place.

The dates for what is being called the Hudson Project are July 11-13. Promoters MCP Present and SFX Entertainment have announced the lineup, which includes Modest Mouse, the Flaming Lips, Kendrick Lamar, Bassnectar, STS9, Lettuce, Rebelution and Moby.

“It was always my intention to make a permanent venue at the farm after the ’94 festival and it’s finally coming to fruition," says Michael Lange, one of the founders of the landmark 1969 Music and Arts festival. "The Hudson Project will be a wonderful addition to the valley.”

Saugerties was the first festival's initial location until it was booted west to Bethel and Yasgur's Farm in 1969. The 1994 fest, which took place on the Winston Farm, drew a huge crowd, but was marred by rain, mud and food shortages. The 1999 anniversary fest in Rome, New York was more raucous and, by the end, looting and fires broke out, ruining the peace and love vibe.

A press release about the Hudson Project says there will be a "wide range of camping choices from top level luxury accommodations, to pre-set tents with bedding, to DIY choices for the more adventurous attendees."

Meanwhile, in Bethel, the Yasgurs Road Reunion is scheduled for Aug. 15-17 (the dates of the original festival).

Steve Bloom

Steve Bloom

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