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Sale of tickets for Woodstock 50 delayed for now

FILE - This May 15, 2008 file photo shows Emma Cenholt, 3, of Trumbull, Conn., playing on a memorial at the site of the Woodstock Music and Arts Fair in Bethel, N.Y. Woodstock 50 is less than four months away, but tickets for the event are still unavailable. Tickets for the three-day festival on Aug. 16-18 were supposed to go on sale Monday. The festival released a statement Thursday, saying: "Woodstock 50 has delayed its on sale while we refine logistical plans." (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)

NEW YORK — The much-anticipated sale of tickets for this summer’s Woodstock 50 anniversary concerts have been put on hold for now.

Tickets for the three-day festival on Aug. 16-18 were supposed to be available on Monday. The festival released a statement Thursday, saying: “Woodstock 50 has delayed its on sale while we refine logistical plans.”

The statement adds, “Ticket on sale information will be available through Woodstock.com in the coming days.”

Jay-Z, Dead & Company and the Killers were announced as headliners of Woodstock 50, commemorating the groundbreaking Woodstock festival.

The festival is set to take place in Watkins Glen, New York, about 115 miles (185 kilometres) northwest of the original site. The event is separate from an anniversary concert planned at the site of the original festival in 1969.

Mesfin Fekadu, The Associated Press