Woodstock 2019: First Acts Announced

The line-up for this summer’s fiftieth anniversary edition of Woodstock is beginning to take shape, and it will probably not surprise you to see that thus far, a dearth of metal bands have been booked for the event.

Between reports from Billboard and Variety, we now know 25 of the artists set for the festival, and only two — Robert Plant and his divisive disciples, Greta Van Fleet — come anywhere near being metal. Which isn’t to say there aren’t some great folks booked — I’d honestly be more excited to see Run the Jewels than I would GVF — but so far this looking like a pretty mosh-free show. Other than Imagine Dragons’ set, obviously.

The bands booked thus far are listed below. Woodstock 50 will take place from August 16-18, 2019.

  • The Killers
  • Chance the Rapper
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Dead and Company
  • Santana
  • Jay-Z
  • The Black Keys
  • Miley Cyrus
  • Greta Van Fleet
  • Robert Plant
  • Cage the Elephant
  • Janelle Monáe
  • The Raconteurs
  • Sturgill Simpson
  • Brandi Carlile
  • Courtney Barnett
  • Run the Jewels
  • Portugal. the Man
  • The Lumineers
  • Gary Clark Jr.
  • Halsey
  • Dawes
  • Pussy Riot
  • Margo Price
  • Bishop Briggs

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