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50 years ago today, 400,000 people showed up to a New York farm for the greatest music festival of all time

A look back at the crowds at the Woodstock Music Festival, which happened 50 years ago today.
A painted sign is displayed as the 40th anniversary of the Woodstock music festival approaches August 14, 2009 in Bethel, New York.

CANCELED: How Woodstock 50 imploded from ‘peace, love, and music’ to drama, confusion, and legal battles

Woodstock 50 sparked drama and confusion, burning through investors, artists, and two locations. It's now been canceled. See how the drama played out.

21 photos that compare the original 1969 Woodstock to its disastrous recreation in 1999

While the original Woodstock was about music and peace, the Woodstock of 1999 was a riot fueled by high prices and hot weather.
Hippies at the Bardney Pop Festival in 1972.

26 vintage photos of music festivals that will make you want to go back in time

Forget Coachella and getting the perfect 'gram: These vintage photos of famous shows will remind you of what music festivals are truly about.

15 apocalyptic photos from the Woodstock disaster of 1999 that prove it was the original Fyre Festival

Woodstock '99 ended in looting, violence, and destruction. Here's what happened.
Mexican guitarist Carlos Santana (left) and his band perform on stage to a huge audience at the Woodstock Music & Art Festival, Bethel, New York, August 16, 1969.

Woodstock’s 50th anniversary festival will be held at the original site

A celebration marking the 50th anniversary of the famed Woodstock Music and Art Festival will be held in August 2019 on the event's original site.