JAY-Z Pulls Out Of Woodstock 50 Performance: Report

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JAY-Z has reportedly pulled out of the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock Festival, as per a new report from The Associated Press.

On the same day that we learned John Fogerty, who performed at the original 1969 festival with Creedence Clearwater Revival, nixed his performance from the anniversary event, word spread that the 49-year-old rap titan also pulled out of the three-day affair, which is scheduled for August 16-18. In the report from the outlet, an insider close to the situation, who chose to speak on the condition of anonymity, revealed that JAY-Z will no longer close the three-day festival. Meanwhile, a source close to the rapper confirmed the news to Billboard.

It's no secret that Woodstock 50 has faced problem after problem after problem, with permit denials and the loss of a financial partner. Most recently, it was reported by Bloomberg that the event will take place at the Merriweather Post Pavilion, an outdoor amphitheater in Columbia, Maryland, instead of at Watkins Glen International racetrack in Watkins Glen, New York. As AP pointed out, the Watkins Glen grounds is "about 115 miles (185 kilometers) northwest of the original site."

Back in April, The Black Keys pulled out of their performance due to a scheduling conflict, but the festival still has a star-studded roster of acts, including Robert Plant and The Sensational Space Shifters, David Crosby, Janelle Monáe, Brandi Carlile, Country Joe McDonald, Halsey, The Lumineers and India.Arie.

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