The daddy of the modern music festival, Woodstock was held on a dairy farm in Bethel, New York from August 15-18, 1969. With sets from Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Janis Joplin, Grateful Dead, Sly and The Family Stone and every other cool dude from the 1960s with straggly hair, it sounds like the best time ever. Annoyingly, seeing as time travel has not yet been invented, there’s no way that you, dear reader, will ever be able to attend. But London’s Proud Camden gallery can offer the next best thing to being on the farm: a new exhibition of atmospheric shots from the festival, taken by Baron Wolman. Open from July 28 – September 11, we’ve scored some pics from the event so you can have a look from the comfort of your own home. Just make sure you stay away from the brown acid…
The Woodstock Festival was billed as ‘An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace and Music’ in Woodstock, Bethel, NY.
The festival attracted roughly 400,000 music fans – but many couldn’t even make it inside, as the small roads around the site were snarled up. Yep, it was even more intense than Glasto.
This is what happens when hippies get stuck in traffic.
This is photographer Baron Wolman, snapped slinking about onstage by concert promoter Bill Graham.
There was time for protest as well as rock’n’roll at Woodstock.
Fans climb onto the festival’s sound tower to get a better view/risk life and limb.
Carlos Satana and his band take to the stage.
If it rains that tent is going to be useless.
Hitching a ride to the festival.
Festivals are much, much easier when they’re not total mudbaths.
Chilling out on the grass. Bliss, right?