HBO has shared the first trailer for the upcoming Woodstock 99: Love, Peace and Rage documentary that premieres later this month. The feature will examine the ill-fated 1999 reboot of the iconic festival which was held on a remote former Air Force Base in upstate New York and descended into mayhem in just a few days.
“Woodstock 99, a three-day music festival promoted to echo unity and counterculture idealism of the original 1969 concert, but instead devolved into riots, looting and sexual assaults.”
Interviews with Woodstock 99 organisers Michael Lang and John Scher, as well as with musicians like Moby, Korn’s Jonathon Davis and members of The Offspring recount the events that led to the breakdown of order, with all recalling how experience told them something was wrong.
Check out the trailer below.
Woodstock 99: Peace, Love, and Rage  [Official Trailer]
With over half a million people attending the original festival in 1969, the celebration descended into nothing but hugs. Thirty years on, rage-fueled violence broken up by riot police. Examiner journalist Jane Ganahl described the event as "the day the music died."
An official description reads, “How did an iconic celebration of harmony descend into mayhem? Woodstock 99, the first film in Bill Simmons' Music Box HBO series, examines how the festival collapsed under the weight of its own misguided ambition.”
Woodstock 99: Love, Peace and Rage will premiere on July 23rd on HBO and HBOMax.
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