Some of the city’s best known musicians will come together tomorrow night for ‘Woodstock Revisited’ - Derry’s own recreation of the legendary 1969 concert.
The stage is set, the instruments are fine-tuned and the spirit of free love is all around! Iconic sets by the likes of Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Janis Joplin, Creedence Clearwater Revival and Joe Cocker will see St. Columb’s Hall bring the spirit of the sixties to life for one night only.
Hundreds of music fans are expected to converge on the historic city centre venue for Woodstock Revisited - undoubtedly one of the most ambitious concerts ever staged in the North West.
Organisers AMP & Fifth Limb Promos are the men behind last year’s unbelievable ‘First Waltz and they say they are expecting tomorrow to be hugely successful.
AMP Promos spokesperson Ryan O’Doherty spoke of the enduring legacy of the 1969 musical spectacular and his high hopes for tomorrow night.
“We’re really excited about this - it seems to have created a real buzz about the town, so we’re expecting a massive crowd. Woodstock has been rediscovered by every generation since 1969 because of its whole ethos and because it featured some of the best musicians in history.
“Over 40 years later, we have some amazing musicians on board for our own Woodstock Revisited, all of whom are determined to do the original concert justice!”
On the weekend of August 15-18, 1969, acts from all over the world met at Max Yasgur’s Farm in Bethel, New York for a celebration of peace and music.
More than 500,000 people gathered peacefully at Woodstock 1969. The concert defined an entire generation.
It’s now 42 years since the original Woodstock, yet this timeless event continues to be rediscovered time and time again by new generations of music lovers.
Dozens of the city’s finest musicians have been practising for weeks and will come together tomorrow to pay homage to the legend of Woodstock.
Chris McConaghy and friends, will recreate the genius of Jimi Hendrix; The Cannibals will re-imagine Creedence Clearwater Revival; Thumping Jelly Fish are playing The Who, Janette Hutton with guests The Cannibals will recreate Janice Joplin, Rion McCartney is playing Country Joe, Little Hooks with guests Ryan O’Doherty and Mug Brown will recreate the magic of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young and Marty Doherty featuring The Cannibals will perform a faithful rendition of Joe Cocker’s legendary Woodstock set.
Add to this some fantastic solo performances from artists like Paddy Nash and Rory Morrin, and Woodstock Revisited looks set to be a success.
Tickets for this tribute concert have been selling like hot-cakes and are on sale for £10 from Masons Bar, Magazine Street, or wegottickets.com.
Hippy attire is optional, but groovy!