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Woodstock fans return to concert site for 50th anniversary


    Woodstock veteran Arlo Guthrie plays a song at the original site of the 1969 Woodstock Music and Arts Fair in Bethel, N.Y., today. Guthrie is schedule to play a set on the top of hill nearby but told reporters he wanted to play at least one song on the original 1969 site.

BETHEL, N.Y. >> Woodstock fans are expected to get back to the garden to mark the 50th anniversary of the generation-defining festival.

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts is hosting a series of events today through Sunday at the bucolic 1969 concert site, 80 miles northwest of New York City.

Woodstock veteran Arlo Guthrie is set to perform tonight before an outdoor screening of the concert documentary on the famous field.

There won’t be overcrowding and chaos this time. Visitors need event tickets and travel passes to drive to the site through the weekend.

An estimated 400,000 people showed up for the original festival on upstate New York farmland Aug. 15-18, 1969.

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