Berlin’s Tempelhof to host 40th anniversary Woodstock concert

Berlin’s Tempelhof to host 40th anniversary Woodstock concert
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Berlin’s iconic Tempelhof airport this August will host a concert marking the 40th anniversary of legendary hippie gathering Woodstock, the Berliner Morgenpost reported on Wednesday.

The music festival at Tempelhof, which was shut down to air traffic last autumn, will take place simultaneously with a concert at the original Woodstock location in upstate New York, according to its founder Michael Lang.

Media Consulta, a Berlin-based PR firm promoting the flower-power spectacle, said on its website that Lang expected a crowd between 200,000 to 300,000 people at the concert in the German capital this summer.

“The airport Berlin Tempelhof will serve as the ultimate concert location,” Media Consulta said in a statement.

Organisers say there will be a line-up similar to the original Woodstock festival, with Santana, Joe Cocker, The Who, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, The Grateful Dead and Joan Baez expected to take to the stage either in New York or Berlin.