Nicolas Meier (Photo Eric Humair)

‘Woodstock Live’ again brings an eclectic mix of artists into the Town Square for a free two day celebration of music, this weekend.

Featuring the musical genius of Nicolas Meier (ex Jeff Beck group), gypsy jazz violinist Ben Holder, young guitarist extraordinaire Rory Evans as well as the skills of songwriters such as Amber Dee and Ant Kelly of The Shapes, there is something for everyone.

Ben Holder

Woodstock Live celebrates its 14th year in Woodstock’s town square as well as 50 years since the original 1969 Woodstock Festival which changed the face of staging live music events for all time.

Organiser Chris Baylis says: “We are incredibly lucky to be joined by an array of talent at our ‘little’ festival in Woodstock, England, in 2019.  

“Instrumental geniuses Ben Holder, Nicolas Meier and Rory Evans will grace our stage, whilst The Shapes and others will paint colourful commentaries on life, love and death in their songwriting.  

“We hope there is something for everyone, a flavour that will excite, a taste that will beguile and encourage a wider appreciation of all genres of live music.

“After all the original festival has become widely regarded as a pivotal episode in the evolution of rock and pop culture.  Peace and love was in the air, flowers were often worn in the hair…. and Hendrix was the man of the moment….  

“So we are celebrating 50 years since the original 1969 Woodstock Festival in the USA, which many consider to be a ‘watershed’ moment in the evolution of pop and rock culture.

Little Brother Eli

Woodstock Live climaxes on Sunday night with ‘Woodstock 1969 Revisited’ featuring The Ponderosa and friends, playing a short set of songs featured in the 1969 festival.

The festival runs over two days, Sat Aug 24th and Sun 25th, 1pm – 10pm both days and it’s all free! Woodstock Town Square, Woodstock OX20 1SL.

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