You don’t have to be a hippie to enjoy Jerusalem’s Woodstock Revival show, an annual event celebrating the iconic Sixties festival.
Peace signs, tie-dyed clothing and love beads were in abundance at the third annual Jerusalem Woodstock Revival at Jerusalem’s Kraft Stadium this summer. Fans of several generations come to hear covers of the songs made famous at the iconic Woodstock Festival at Yasgur’s Farm in upstate New York in 1969.
“Everybody’s, like, dressed in hippie clothes, and it’s, like, we’re leaving our troubles at the door,” says Nadia Levene, one of the original organizers, as concert-goers rocked out to Beatles and Hendrix tunes.
Israeli rocker Libby, an American transplant, recalls that she had a ticket to the original festival that she kept hidden in a dresser drawer. When she went to retrieve it, she found an El Al ticket in its place. But missing the 1969 event hasn’t dampened her enthusiasm for bringing back the tunes of Jefferson Airplane and Cream at the Israeli tribute decades later.