Take a peek into the history of camping at Woodstock (1969)

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Take a look at what a three-day camping trip at the most famous music festival ever looked like!

A society-changing festival

Woodstock is, no doubt, one of the most famous music events in history — and for good reason. This rock festival was held in August 1969, in New York, on a farm not far from the town of Woodstock, and was visited by more than 400,000 people! In addition to being a turning point in the affirmation of popular music and the alternative scene of young people, the festival encouraged the rejection of many social rules related to drugs, youth, clothing, etc. The ticket for all 3 days of the festival was $18, although a large number of fans entered Woodstock free of charge. Some of the biggest artists who performed were Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, The Who, Santana, Jefferson Airplane, Richie Havens, and many others.

Camping on the farm

Since the festival was held on a farm, visitors spent their nights in tents, sleeping bags, and under makeshift canopies. Thanks to the limited, outdoorsy nature of the accommodation options, people spend 3 days hanging out together outside, creating a very pleasant and friendly atmosphere. Fortunately, the weather forecast was on their side! Now, we can safely say that camping at Woodstock encouraged camping at many other outdoor festivals.

Modern versions of the festival

Because of the great impact that this festival has left on society, several anniversary festivals have been held. The two largest ones took place in New York State. Although today there are many more options for renting accommodation than at the first Woodstock Festival, people are still happy to camp in tents during the festival!