Woodstock 50 Lets Headliners Out of Contracts Following Jay-Z and John Fogerty's Exit

Michael Lang has reportedly informed talent agents to all artists on the bill that he and his partners would not try to enforce performance contracts after the festival relocated to Maryland.

AceShowbiz - Organisers of the Woodstock 50 festival have released all artists scheduled to play from their contracts following Jay-Z and John Fogerty's decisions to bail on the event.

Festival boss Michael Lang, who also masterminded the original Woodstock in 1969, has emailed talent agents linked to all the acts on the bill and informed them he and his partners would not try to enforce performance contracts for the event after relocating to the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbus, Maryland, according to Billboard.

That means acts like Miley Cyrus, Imagine Dragons and Dead & Company, who are still billed to play, can back out of the anniversary show without fear of legal ramifications.

Lang and his partners are still planning to stage the event in Maryland next month, even with a less-than-stellar line-up.

The Woodstock 50 bosses were forced to move the festival to Maryland after they were refused two permits to put on the show in New York.

They are now trying to book new artists for the Merriweather Post Pavilion gig.

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