Dead & Company Pulls Out of Woodstock 50 Performance

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Dead & Company in concert at Madison Square Garden on Oct. 31, 2015 in New York City. 

Dead & Company will not be performing at Woodstock 50 at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Maryland, Billboard has learned.

The news comes on the same day that Jay-Z and John Fogerty pulled out of the anniversary event. Following the cancellations, reps for the festival and organizer Michael Lang informed the agents of bands scheduled to perform that they would not try to enforce performance contracts for the festival. The Black Keys pulled out in April due to scheduling conflicts.  

Woodstock 50, scheduled for Aug. 16-18, has had a number of issues leading up to the festival. Permit denials, the loss of a financial partner and a production company have made the process difficult, and tickets have yet to go on sale.

Other artists scheduled for Woodstock 50 include Robert Plant and The Sensational Space Shifters, David Crosby, Janelle Monae, Brandi Carlile, Country Joe McDonald, Halsey, the Lumineers and India.Arie.

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