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 (69 km) southwest of the town of Woodstock, New York, in adjoining Ulster County.
During the sometimes rainy weekend, thirty-two acts played outdoors in front of 500,000 concert-goers. It widely regarded as a pivotal moment in modern music history. Rolling Stone featured it as one of the 50 Moments That Changed the History of Rock and Roll.