What town was originally planned as the site of the Woodstock concert?

The Woodstock Music and Art Fair was originally scheduled to take place in Wallkill, New York, but had to be moved to nearby Bethel when Wallkill residents, nervous about the huge turnout, backed out of the deal.

The event, held August 15-17, 1969, brought together about 400,000 people.

Performers included Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Joan Baez, Arlo Guthrie, Joe Cocker, Jefferson Airplane, and the Grateful Dead.

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