Michael Lang, WOODSTOCK
Michael Lang is an American concert promoter, producer and artistic manager who is best known as a co-creator of the Woodstock Music & Art Festival in 1969. The Woodstock Music Festival began on August 15, 1969, as half a million people waited on a dairy farm in Bethel, New York, for the three-day music festival to start. Billed as “An Aquarian Experience: 3 Days of Peace and Music,” the epic event would later be known simply as Woodstock and become synonymous with the counterculture movement of the 60s.
Woodstock co-founder Michael Lang gives us an inside look at one of the most world-renowned musical festivals in history. Still standing by his beliefs of compassion and making the world an equal place for everyone, he kindly shares his experiences on coordinating the three days of peace and music that held over 400,000 guests. He created an escape from politics and the rage of the world, in a peaceful place that hosted some of the most famous names in Rock. From the sound of the mic working at the first live show to behind the scenes of filming for the movie, Michael Lang’s created a mold for generations to come on music, management, and more.
Creating a meaningful event