Woodstock Music Festival

Music has always been a go-to solution to destress and relax for many. Over the years, the style of music changed and adapted with the passing generations, giving people an outlet to uplift their spirit. Thanks to a line of talented musicians and artists, music lovers now have a platform to experiment with their musical taste and explore the realm of music.

That Pivotal Moment in Music History - Woodstock Music Festival

History has seen a myriad of musical acts that changed the music industry. One such dynamic event was the Woodstock Festival 1969. Also known as the Woodstock Rock Festival, the musical event was held at Max Yasgur's dairy farm in Bethel, New York that attracted over 400,000 audiences. It was known as a massive period in the history of music that was a certified almighty smash, especially amongst the counterculture generation! Its massive success propelled the directing of a documentary called “Woodstock”, which showcased the iconic acts of the festival.

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Woodstock Festival’s Recognition by Rolling Stones

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The enthralling Woodstock festival was known for its terrific line of performers who took the world by storm. Over its 4-day course, the festival saw 32 acts that were performed by musical giants like Richie Havens, Ravi Shankar, Santana, Tim Hardin, Janis Joplin, Jimmy Hendrix, Sweetwater, Arlo Guthrie, Jefferson Airplane, and many more! The festival’s encapsulating stage presence and its magnetic aura earned the attention of Rolling Stones. In 2004, the American magazine referred to the event as one of the best “Moments That Changed the History of Rock and Roll”. It received the 19th rank in a total of 50. By 2017, the festival location found itself in the list of the National Register of Historic Places.

Influence on Woodstock Farmhouse, Shillong

As the name suggests, Woodstock Farmhouse got its name from the festival. Its aim was to commemorate the rock and roll culture that seeped into the establishment of the resort in Shillong. The exquisitely well-decked cottages are named after some of the most popular acts, namely Janis Joplin Premium Cottages, Ravi Shankar Premium Cottages, Jimmy Hendrix Premium Cottages, C.C.R (Credence Clearwater Revival), Jefferson Airplane, Santana, and Woodstock Suite Room. Staying true to its musical and rock vibe, the idea is to embrace a modern and hip lifestyle while staying at the resort. All the rooms are music-themed B&Bs that promotes a restful sojourn amid the mighty hills and green valleys of Shillong.

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So embrace a musical journey at Woodstock Farmhouse Shillong!

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