What is the Meaning & Definition of Woodstock

The Woodstock festival was without doubt one of the cultural, social events and even more important 20th century politicians since it represented a generation with its new values and new ways of understanding the world. The Woodstock festival was held in 1969 in the town of White Lake, in the State of New York, United States. This festival lasted for three days in the month of August (15, 16 and 17) and presented some of the most important representatives of the youth and popular music of the time. However, Woodstock was not simply a music festival but it transcended all borders, becoming the most massive and influential century recital.
Makers of Woodstock were Michael Lang, John Roberts and Joel Rosenman, among others. These producers sought to organize a festival that included the most influential musicians of the time and that, in addition to being a musical feast, became established as a clear expression of protest against warmongering and the wars of the time. So much so that the motto of the festival would be "3 days of peace and music". It is estimated that around 300 thousand people attended voluntarily the different concerts that took place day after day. The mood was undoubtedly one of peace, happiness, companionship and love between all attendees.
Woodstock would be established as one of the most clear representatives of hippie youth that was becoming increasingly important. In this sense, Woodstock also embodied values that everything could be solved if humans resorted to peace and love. However, it is inevitable that so many people become uncontrollable somewhere and that's that drug use and sexual freedom were also characterized this festival.
Among the most important artists who attended this festival we must mention Ravi Shankar, Joan Baez, Santana, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Janis Joplin, The Who, Joe Cocker, Crosby, Stills Nash & Young and Jimi Hendrix. Many of them won international fame from this moment. Many other personalities such as The Beatles, The Doors, Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell were invited to participate but declined the invitation due to different reasons.

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