Woodstock's Michael Lang to Speak at Billboard Live Music Summit

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Michael Lang photographed circa 1976 in Le Castellet, France.

Festival co-founder and producer for Woodstock 50 to sit with Billboard's Dave Brooks Nov. 5 in Los Angeles

Woodstock co-founder and partner Michael Lang will sit for a keynote interview at this year’s Live Music Summit, Nov. 5-6 in Beverly Hills, with Billboard's senior director for live and touring, Dave Brooks.

"Having Michael Lang at the Billboard Live Music Summit is a really big deal," Brooks says. "Woodstock inspired an entire generation to believe in the power of peace, love and music — something we need today more than ever. Michael and his partners gave a voice to young people and created a soundtrack for the counter cultural movement that helped bring an to end the Vietnam War and usher in a new era of consciousness, proving that a handful of determined individuals really can change the course of history."

Lang was one of the organizers of the 1969 Woodstock festival in Bethel, New York, captured in the iconic Warner Brothers documentary Woodstock and live soundtrack. Lang also helped organized anniversary festivals in 1994 and 1999 and was the driving force behind Woodstock 50, an anniversary concert set for upstate New York that ultimately did not come to fruition. Lang will walk the audience through his last 50 years in music, from booking Miami Pop in 1967 to working to preserve the festival’s legacy through the firm Woodstock Ventures.

The 2019 Billboard Live Music Summit and Awards is the music industry's top touring conference and a must-attend event for anyone working in live entertainment. Set at the Montage in Beverly Hills, the conference features two days of high-level panels, artist interviews and executive Q&As with some of the biggest names in music, comedy and live entertainment. Additional speakers and panelists will be announced in the coming days. Learn more and register here


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