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Berlin’s Tempelhof to host 40th anniversary Woodstock concert

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.

Berlin’s Tempelhof to host 40th anniversary Woodstock concert
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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.