Michael Lang participated in both the 1969 iconic Woodstock Music & art fair and the 1994 festival co-created the revival of Unfortunately, just three months after he filmed the interview for his new Netflix documentary his seriesTrainwreck: Woodstock '99, Lang Died at his 77th year.
Family spokesman Michael Pagnotta announced that Lang died in Sloan-Kettering in New York City in January 2022, citing the cause of death as a rare form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Added Variety.
Lang, who was 24 at the time, worked alongside Artie Kornfeld. Joel Rosenman and John P. Roberts bring the history-making Woodstock 1969 Festival, which he described as having "a magic of its own" in the Netflix series. Aiming to spread a message of unity and peace during the turbulent times of the United States, it attracted over 400,000 concert-goers over three days and featured artists from Jimi Hendrix to the Grateful Dead.
Creator revived the festival in his 1994, as documented in Trainwreck, his 1995 violent and devastating It is infamously remembered as a dramatic performance. Three people were killedand multiple sexual abuse allegations were filed. In the docuseries, Lang remembered it as a "lost opportunity" but added that "Woodstock will never go away." A planned Woodstock 50, with performers from Jay-Z to Halsey, to mark the 50th anniversary of , was eventually canceled.
Trainwreck: Woodstock '99 is streaming now on Netflix.