I bet Classic Rock magazine regret this:

Woodstock Comes To The UK

Classic Rock sponsored tribute to the greatest 60s festival announced for the UK.
Classic Rock is proud to announce its involvement with the the 40th anniversary
Memories Of Woodstock festival, taking place August 7-9 at the West Midlands Showground – Shrewsbury.

The three day event features artists who played the original Woodstock in upstate New York in 1969 with the likes of Alvin Lee and Jefferson Starship taking to the stage. Other acts confirmed so far include Asia, Focus, Barclay James Harvest, Jethro Tull, Melanie, Carl Palmer – and a rare appearance by San Francisco psychedelic folk-rockers It’s A Beautiful Day.

Organiser Brian Davies promises flower-power and peace and love galore. He commented: “When the 1969 Woodstock came about it was – and still is – the greatest festival ever anywhere. Many of you today missed this event. Here now is the chance to make amends and see what it was like at that festival…”

Check back for more announcements – or find out more at this site!

Confirmed so far:

Friday 7th August:

Alvin Lee
Steve Howe
Jefferson Starship
Icon (Wetton & Downes)
The Carl Palmer Band
Mostly Autumn
Viva Santana

Saturday 8th August

Bruce, Trower & Husband
David LaFlamme’s It’s Beautiful Day
Martin Turner’s Wishbone Ash

Sunday 9th August

John Lees’ Barclay James Harvest (with National Symphony Orchestra)
Jethro Tull
The Strawbs

With more to be announced, it’s going to be a weekend to remember. Check back for updates

Here’s what Ian Anderson (The Tull) had to say about this entire sorry affair…

Published by Kris

Bassist. Cat servant. Everything is better shiny.

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