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An unincorporated community of southeast New York south-southwest of Albany. In 1969, it was the scheduled site of an eponymous rock music festival that was actually held in Bethel, New York, a small town to its southwest.
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(Placename) a town in New York State, the site of a large rock festival in August 1969. Pop: 6253 (2003 est)
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a rock music festival held in August 1969 near Bethel, a village in SE New York: orig. to have been held near Woodstock, a town in SE New York.
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'Ivanhoe' I had known before, and the 'Bride of Lammermoor' and 'Woodstock', but the rest had remained in that sort of abeyance which is often the fate of books people expect to read as a matter of course, and come very near not reading at all, or read only very late.
There was Gill o' the Red Cap, the Sheriff's own head archer, and Diccon Cruikshank of Lincoln Town, and Adam o' the Dell, a man of Tamworth, of threescore years and more, yet hale and lusty still, who in his time had shot in the famous match at Woodstock, and had there beaten that renowned archer, Clym o' the Clough.
Richard was a mere child when he came to the throne and after a while five lords, among whom were his uncle, the Duke of Gloucester (also called in the play Woodstock), and Bolingbroke, took control of the government.
PEACE, love, happiness and top quality music was what drove the crowds to the legendary Woodstock music festival in America.
The laughter returns to Woodstock for the second year in a row as the Laughstock Comedy Festival takes to the stage at the historic Woodstock Opera House at 8 p.m.
Initially the plan was to hold the festival in Woodstock, a bohemian town that was a popular haunt for a number of famous artists and musicians including Bob Dylan.
This Sunday, you can celebrate the rich history, music and excitement of the Woodstock Festival right here in Coventry, with a special event taking place.
The line-up for Woodstock 50, announced earlier this year, was something out of a dream.
[USA], Aug 1 (ANI): A huge US music festival to celebrate 50 years of the iconic Woodstock music festival is now officially cancelled.