(CelebrityAccess News Service) – The Ben & Jerry's 2003 One World Heart Festival August 23-24 at Bethel Woods, NY, the site of the original
Woodstock Music Festival in 1969, has been canceled.
"Ben & Jerry's rolled into its 25th year with a sizable birthday wish to take a
great concept known as the One World One Heart Festival to the next level and to a new location more accessible to its many East Coast fans, " says the company's website. "The decision to move the company's annual festival to Bethel Woods, the site of the original 1969 "Woodstock Festival" with its rich heritage and unique history, seemed just the ticket. Right place. Wrong time. An economic downturn coupled with an unexpected slump in the music industry, has forced our hand and the cancellation of this year's One World One Heart Festival. At times like these, our loyal fans come first."
Tracy Chapman and LeAnn Rimes were the headliners with support from Third Eye Blind, George Clinton and Parliament/Funkadelic, Soulive, Darius Rucker (Hootie & the Blowfish), The Wild Magnolias, Terrance Simien and Recycled Percussion. Ben and Jerry’s planned to make one-third of the 60,000 tickets available to concertgoers who registered two friends to vote. –by Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner