A docuseries about the ill-fated Woodstock ’99 festival is reportedly in production at Netflix.
Comprising unseen archival footage and interviews with those who were working behind the scenes, the series is being produced by UK company Raw TV, who are responsible for Netflix series Don’t F**k with Cats and Fear City: New York vs. The Mafia. Neither a working title or official release date have been announced yet for the project.
According to Deadline, the series aims to tell “the untold story of a landmark musical moment that shaped the cultural landscape for a generation.”
Held in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the original Woodstock in 1969, the four-day New York event drew over 400,000 people and boasted a lineup that included the likes of Rage Against the Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Limp Bizkit and Metallica.
However, it was marred by incidents of violence and sexual assault. During the Chili Peppers’ headline closing set, multiple fires were started, with some festivalgoers tearing off panels of plywood from the security perimeter fence.
New York State Troopers and local police entered the festival grounds after riots broke out in the final hours of the festival, with ATMs broken into it, trailers broken into and robbed, and vendor booths set alight.