The Woodstock Festival was a music festival, billed as “An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music”. It held at Max Yasgur‘s 600-acre farm in the Catskills near the hamlet of White Lake in the town of Bethel, New York, from August 15 to August 18, 1969. Bethel, in Sullivan County, is 43 miles southwest of the town of Woodstock, New York, in adjoining Ulster County.
During the sometimes rainy weekend, 32 acts performed outdoors before an audience of 400,000 people It is widely regarded as a pivotal moment in popular music history, as well as the definitive nexus for the larger counterculture generation. Rolling Stone magazine even listed it as one of the 50 Moments That Changed the History of Rock and Roll. Even today, almost 50 years later, people still know what Woodstock was, even though many may not know what it meant for the people there.