Update: 2019 Woodstock Lineup- Some Choices Are Very Questionable

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Just an opinion. But, some of these acts are questionable. Were there not enough famous enough bands willing to book that would fit the “Woodstock” culture out there? Is it all about marketing now, to attract young ones over?

Jay Z As The Finale?

Oh man. Great hip hop artist and possibly one of the best of all time, but, c’mon. There are still so many ways we could have had the best closing act. His genre is so far away from rock, but it’s all to draw in ticket sales.

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Santana Going On Before Miley Cyrus?

Miley Cyrus is great. She has had some big songs like “Party In The U.S.A.”. But for Woodstock? Hmm. And to have Santana go on before her? That honestly should be a sin. He was one of the original acts of Woostock! Remember that Soul Sacrifice performance? One of the most iconic of all time.

Akon?

Whoa, what happened to Akon? He was hot back in the 2000’s. But a fit for Woodstock? Not too sure about that. Maybe if he brings some soft rock vibes in.

Chance The Rapper Gets A Pass

Ok, we know when you think “Woodstock” rap acts don’t typically come to mind. But Chance gets a pass. Dude has been able to win a grammy without a record deal and totally independent. That’s art.

Red = questionable choice             Green = should be ranked higher

Day 1: August 16th

  • The Killers (headliner)
  • Miley Cyrus
  • Santana
  • The Lumineers
  • The Raconteurs
  • Robert Plant And The Sensational Space Shifters
  • Nathaniel Rateliff And The Night Sweats
  • John Fogerty
  • Run The Jewels
  • The Head And The Heart
  • Maggie Rogers
  • Michael Franti & Spearhead
  • Bishop Briggs
  • Anderson East
  • Akon
  • Princess Nokia
  • John Sebastian
  • Melanie
  • Grandson
  • Fever 333
  • Dorothy
  • Flora Cash
  • Larkin Poe
  • Brian Cadd
  • Ninet Tayeb
  • and more…

Day 2 August 17th

  • Dead And Company (headliner)
  • Chance The Rapper
  • The Black Keys
  • Sturgill Simpson
  • Greta Van Fleet
  • Portugal The Man
  • Leon Bridges
  • Gary Clark Jr.
  • Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros
  • David Crosby And Friends
  • Dawes
  • Margo Price
  • Nahko And The Medicine For The People
  • India Arie
  • Jade Bird
  • Country Joe McDonald
  • Rival Sons
  • Emily King
  • Soccer Mommy
  • Sir
  • Taylor Bennett
  • Amy Helm
  • Courtney Hadwin
  • Pearl
  • John-Robert
  • IAMDDB
  • and more…

Day 3 August 18th

  • Jay Z (closer)
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Halsey
  • Cage The Elephant
  • Brandi Carlile
  • Janelle Monae
  • Young The Giant
  • Courtney Barnett
  • Common
  • Vince Staples
  • Judah And The Lion
  • Earl Sweatshirt
  • Boy Genius
  • Reignwolf
  • The Zombies
  • Canned Heat
  • Hot Tuna
  • Pussy Riot
  • Cherry Glazerr
  • Leven Kali
  • The Marcus King Band
  • Victory
  • Hollis Brown
  • John Craigie
  • Amigo The Devil
  • Liz Brasher
  • and more…

 

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