Jay Z, the Raconteurs, Pussy Riot, many others slated to perform at Woodstock 50

Variety is reporting a slew of additional artists that will be performing at Michael Lang’s Woodstock 50 celebration at Watkins Glen International Aug. 16-18.

Tuesday, it was reported that Dead & Company, Chance the Rapper, the Killers, Santana, and Imagine Dragons have been paid in full by Japanese promoter Dentsu to perform. On Thursday, Variety reported an additional 20 artists that have been tendered offers to take part.

Newly reported artists taking part in the 50th anniversary celebration include: Jay Z, the Raconteurs, the Black Keys, Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell, Gary Clark, Jr., Cage the Elephant, Greta Van Fleet, Margo Price, Dawes, the Lumineers, Pussy Riot, Run the Jewels, Portugal the Man, Bishop Briggs, Courtney Barnett, Dorothy, Miley Cyrus, Janelle Monae, and Kacey Musgraves.

Aside from Santana and Dead & Company, there is a lack of legacy artists, with the lineup seeming to lean more towards hip hop, roots rock and pop. This may be due to Bethel concentrating more on such acts for their simultaneous celebration at the site of the original Woodstock.

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts scaled back its 50th anniversary celebration from a weekend festival to more of a season-long celebration which will include Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band, Edgar Winter, Santana, and the Doobie Brothers. Bethel will also be the new host for a revamped Mountain Jam Festival June 13-16, which boasts a more classic Woodstock-esque lineup.

While none of these artists have been officially announced by the Woodstock camp, and these 25 are a mere fraction of the 80 Lang initially announced would appear, the reporting by both Billboard and Variety has high credibility.

Lang announced the 50th anniversary concert in January, at the time saying the lineup would be announced sometime in February. Now that it’s March and no official lineup has been announced, Lang and company have increased competition for the festival-goer’s dollar. Thursday’s reporting, however, ups the ante.

Check out moe.’s full set from Woodstock ’99 in Rome below.