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Celebrate 50 years of Woodstock with South Coast's finest

It's hard to believe Woodstock just celebrated its 50th anniversary.

The Figmentz will be supported by many of the Far South Coast's best musicians when then celebrate 50 years of Woodstock next month.

The Figmentz will be supported by many of the Far South Coast's best musicians when then celebrate 50 years of Woodstock next month.

From August 15-18, 1969, 32 musical acts performed on Max Yasgur's 600acre farm in Bethel, New York and history was made! Nothing like this festival had happened before - billed as "3 days of Peace and Music" Woodstock attracted an audience of close to half a million music lovers.

So many musical careers were shot to stardom as a result and became household names. Joe Cocker, Santana, Crosby Stills Nash and Young and Janis Joplin among others became instant rock gods.

The music is still as vibrant today as it was 50 years ago, and although some of the original artists are no longer with us, many are still as popular as ever.

A huge celebration of 50 years of Woodstock will be held at Oaklands on October 5, featuring more than 20 of the region's finest artists. Artists represented include Richie Havens (who opened Woodstock) and Jimi Hendrix (who was the final act), Joan Baez, Arlo Guthrie, Country Joe and the Fish, The Who, Ten Years After, Santana, Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane, Blood Sweat and Tears, Joe Cocker, Keef Hartley, The Band, Sly and the Family Stone, Crosby Stills Nash and Young and Canned Heat.

Proudly presented by The Figmentz together with Longstocking Brewery and Oakland Events Centre, with a great concert sound and lighting in a beautiful outdoor setting, this will be a very special event.

Saturday, October 5 is the date, gates open 2pm, there will be entertainment before the main show starting at 3pm. The Woodstock Show will be on from 6-9pm.

Tickets are available through The Figmentz Facebook page or at the venue.

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This story Celebrate 50 years of Woodstock with South Coast's finest first appeared on Merimbula News Weekly.

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