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Woodstocker Michael Lang Plans Music Venue

SAUGERTIES, N.Y. (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Concert promoter Michael Lang, one of the producers behind all three Woodstock events, is taking another stab at creating a permanent performance space near the Woodstock site in Saugerties.

According to the Daily Freeman, Lang announced that he is just about ready to unveil his plans for the proposed venue which he hopes to have up and running on Winston Farm by next summer.

While 350,000 people attended the most recent edition of Woodstock, Lang is setting his bar a little lower for the capacity of the proposed venue.

“I’m not sure what the number will be yet,” Lang told the Daily Freeman. "It won’t be 100,000. It will be in a comfortable range. … Twenty-thousand is a comfortable number, but it could be 30,000, it could be 25,000. We don’t have that down yet.”

Similar plans for a venue at the Saugerties site were put forward unsuccessfully in 2004. The original nearby site of the Woodstock festival is already home to the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts.

Lang said that he expects to hold at least four concerts at the new venue in 2013, but noted that he doesn't plan to compete with Bethel or the nearby Saratoga Performing Arts Center.

"We’re not talking about building a major building," Lang said. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers