Woodstock was a music festival held August 15–18, 1969, on Max Yasgur’s dairy farm in Bethel, New York, 40 miles southwest of the town of Woodstock. Billed as “an Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music” and alternatively referred to as the Woodstock Rock Festival, the festival attracted nearly half a million people who arrived at open plots of land in upstate New York, where memories that last a lifetime were made. We have collected some rare pictures from the music festival to show what really went down during this historic and memorable weekend.

Press Area


This is the press area for Woodstock. Obviously, everything was done in pen and on paper back in the day, so a lot of the litter on the ground was probably scrapped stories! They even had to bring their own typewriters. That guy was probably the only one wearing a tie at that event.