The building will go ahead, despite losing $1 million
Plans are forging ahead to build a museum to commemorate historic music festival Woodstock, despite the removal of $1 million intended for the project.
The two-storey building is set atop a hill on the site where the festival took place over three days in upstate New York in 1969.
The project has already received $15m from the government. A further $1 millon was earmarked by Senator Hillary Clinton for the project, but the grant was ditched on Thursday (October 26).
A performing arts centre, The Bethel Center for the Performing Arts opened on the site last year, while the Woodstock museum will be officially known as the Museum at Bethel Woods.
Two more Woodstock’s were held in 1994 and 1999, the latter of which ended in chaos when festival-goers, angry at the high prices on site, became violent and embarked on a looting spree, starting fights and lighting fires.
–By our New York staff.