Woodstock 50 hosts again denied a permit with festival weeks away

Woodstock 50 organisers have again been denied a permit to hold a three-day festival at an upstate New York horse track.

author_img Joy S Published :  23rd July 2019 12:24 PM   |   Published :   |  23rd July 2019 12:24 PM
Vernon Downs in Verona, NY (AP Photo/Kevin Rivoli)

Vernon Downs in Verona, NY (AP Photo/Kevin Rivoli)

VERNON, NY (AP): Woodstock 50 organisers have again been denied a permit to hold a three-day festival at an upstate New York horse track.

Town of Vernon officials on Monday said the permit application for a festival Aug 16-18 at the Vernon Downs racetrack and casino was filed too late and was rife with problems.

Vernon became a possible alternative site for Woodstock 50 after the original venue, Watkins Glen International, pulled out.

But local officials have repeatedly denied permit applications amid concerns about planning for up to 65,000 people coming to this largely rural area on short notice.

A spokeswoman for Woodstock 50 said they had no comment.

The festival has faced a series of setbacks, including the losses of a financial partner and a production company.

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