Rapper Jay-Z retired last week, along with John Fogerty, former leader of Creedence Clearwater Revival, when Woodstock 50 organizers sought a third place, this time a small amphitheater in Columbia, Maryland
FILE PHOTO: Singer Miley Cyrus poses at the premiere for the movie "Isn't It Romantic" in Los Angeles, California, U.S., February 11, 2019. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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Miley Cyrus retired from Woodstock 50, joining other great music figures who announced their departure from the event that seeks to celebrate the anniversary of the 1969 music festival.
Cyrus, one of the biggest pop stars in the United States, was one of the protagonists of the festival planned for August 16-18, which has been involved in financial and permitting problems.
Variety and Rolling Stone cited sources close to the issue when they said Cyrus will not participate in the event. Representatives of the singer of "Wrecking Ball" were not available for comment.
Rapper Jay-Z retired last week, along with John Fogerty, former leader of Creedence Clearwater Revival, when Woodstock 50 organizers sought a third place, this time a small amphitheater in Columbia, Maryland.
In recent days, Dead & Company, Carlos Santana and the rock bands Lumineers and Raconteurs have also retired, their representatives told Rolling Stone magazine.
Tickets have not yet been put up for sale for the festival and, according to media reports, could now be transformed into a free one-day event with an attendance of around 30,000 people, well below the 100,000 originally planned.
Woodstock 50, with a list of 80 shows, was first organized at the Watkins Glen Autodrome in New York State, but the place reversed in June. The organizers then tried to search for permits in Vernon, New York, but it didn't work either.
The new proposed site is the Merriweather Post Pavilion, in Maryland.