But the Age of Aquarius, led by original Woodstock co-promoter Artie
Kornfeld, is staging a comeback in Toronto this summer with the Imagine
Music & Arts Festival, a massive charity concert organizers
described to Torontoist
as "the largest event in the forty years since Woodstock."
Kornfeld, who notably didn't participate in the '94 and '99 revivals,
is hitching his Woodstock wagon to the train of socially-conscious
Montreal artist David Kam who wanted to add a musical component to the Earthship Summit
, his upcoming environmental event coinciding with the G20 summit in Toronto in late June.
Initially, Imagine was also going to run concurrently with the G20, but
the police were too taxed with protecting world leaders to man the
gates at a music festival. So the fest has been pushed back to July 10
and 11 and Kornfeld expects over a million "dreamers" to attend and is
hoping to broadcast the awareness-raising concert to a worldwide
audience of 300 million.