Run the Jewels, who performed with the Foo Fighters for a DirecTV pre-Super Bowl concert, will help represent Atlanta at the 50th anniversary of Woodstock this summer in upstate New York. 
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Woodstock 50th anniversary lineup features Atlanta artists Run the Jewels, Janelle Monae and Larkin Poe

Full lineup for summer festival is unveiled

Janelle Monae, Run the Jewels and Larkin Poe will join in the peace and music of the 50th anniversary of Woodstock this summer.

The Atlanta artists join a lineup that deftly balances current acts – Jay-Z, The Killers, Imagine Dragons, Chance the Rapper, Miley Cyrus – with familiar names for the demographic that remembers the original (David Crosby and Friends, Robert Plant and The Sensational Space Shifters and The Zombies among them).

As well, a handful of acts that participated in the 1969 festival will be back: John Fogerty, Santana, Dead and Company, John Sebastian, Hot Tuna, Canned Heat and Country Joe Mcdonald.

Country/folk will be represented by Anderson East, Brandi Carlile, Margo Price and Sturgill Simpson, while current rock earned a slot for Greta Van Fleet, The Black Keys, Courtney Barnett, Gary Clark Jr. and Cage the Elephant, among other acts.

The festival will take place Aug. 16-18 in Watkins Glen, N.Y., about 150 miles west of the original site. Tickets will go on sale April 22. 

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Here is the full lineup:

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Melissa Ruggieri
Melissa Ruggieri
Atlanta Journal-Constitution staff writer Melissa Ruggieri covers music and entertainment news for the AJC. She remembers when MTV was awesome.