BETHEL, N.Y., (CelebrityAccess) The 50th anniversary of Woodstock event may not have any announced performers yet but that hasn’t stopped people from reportedly grabbing most of the rentals in the area.
The event, scheduled for Aug. 16-19, will feature “live performances from prominent and emerging artists spanning multiple genres and decades, and TED-style talks from leading futurists and retro-tech experts,” according to the announcement, and attendees can visit the Museum at Bethel Woods, which includes artifacts from the 1969 cultural event.
With eight months to go, many of Sullivan County’s motels, bed and breakfasts and Airbnbs are already sold out, according to the Time Herald-Record of Middleton. Many of the spots that haven’t yet booked rooms have waiting lists that could fill their venues many times over, the paper said.
“We’ve been getting hundreds of calls from people all over the country, Canada and Europe,” Fosterdale Motor Lodge owner told the Herald-Record.
“There’s a lot of interest on the domestic front and the international front, whether you were there in 1969 or just want to be here today,” added Sullivan County Visitors Association CEO Roberta Byron Lockwood. She’s been directing callers to the visitors association website directory for lodging.
“We’ve been completely booked since last year, and we’re still getting calls,” said Ashley Wright of the 62-room Best Western in Monticello, 11 miles away. Another person who works at the 120-room Days Inn in Liberty said they were overbooked. That hotel was a Holiday Inn in 1969 and housed several of the performers.