John Fogerty pulls out of troubled Woodstock 50 festival

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NEW YORK (AP) – John Fogerty has pulled out of Woodstock 50 just weeks before the troubled anniversary event is supposed to take place.

A representative for the singer tells The Associated Press that Fogerty, who performed at the original 1969 festival with Creedence Clearwater Revival, will now only perform at a smaller anniversary event at Woodstock’s original site in Bethel, New York.

Fogerty appeared alongside the original festival’s co-founder, Michael Lang, in March to announce that Jay-Z, Dead & Company and the Killers would perform at Woodstock 50, set for Aug. 16-18. The anniversary event has faced a series of setbacks, including the loss of a financial partner and permit denials.

Fogerty will instead perform at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, which is holding its event during the same three-day weekend.

FILE – In this March 19, 2019, file photo, musician John Fogerty performs at the Woodstock 50 lineup announcement at Electric Lady Studios in New York. Fogerty has pulled out of Woodstock 50 weeks before the trouble anniversary event is supposed to take place. A representative for the singer tells The Associated Press that Fogerty, who performed at the original festival in 1969, will now only perform at a smaller Woodstock anniversary event held at the original site in Bethel, New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
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