It was meant to echo the unity of the original 1969 concert.
Instead, Woodstock 1999 was a complete and utter chaotic disaster, devolving into riots, looting, and sexual assaults on a grim July weekend in upstate New York.
Woodstock 99: Peace, Love, and Rage looks at how the festival collapsed under the weight of its own rose-tinted nostalgic ambition in an era of bottom-line profits – it was literally referred to as “the day the nineties died.”
The festival’s organisers discuss Woodstock’s pitfalls, while artists who performed during the three-day event, including Korn’s Jonathan Davis, The Roots’ Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter, Jewel, Moby, Creed’s Scott Stapp, and The Offspring, remember their experiences.
“We got off the bus,” Moby recalls in the trailer. “And I thought: something’s not right.”
Woodstock 99: Peace, Love, and Rage is slated to premiere July 23 (the festival took place July 22-25, 1999).
Here’s the trailer… and it’s a lot.