Michael Lang was an American concert promoter, producer and artistic manager who was best known as a co-creator of the Woodstock Music & Art Festival in 1969.
Michael Lang was born in Brooklyn to a Jewish family.
In 1967, Michael Lang dropped out of New York University and moved to Coconut Grove, Florida to open a head shop.
In 1968, after promoting a series of concert events in the Miami area, Michael Lang (with Marshall Brevetz) produced the 1968 Miami Pop Festival, which drew around 25,000 people on day one (May 18) and featured Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, John Lee Hooker, Arthur Brown, and Blue Cheer.
After Michael Lang moved to Woodstock, New York and met Artie Kornfeld, the two developed the concept for a major festival event to celebrate the 1960s social movements, and planned to open a recording studio in the town of Woodstock.
With Kornfeld and partners John P. Roberts and Joel Rosenman, Michael Lang initiated the planning of Woodstock festival, which was held on Max Yasgur’s farm in Bethel, New York, from August 15 to August 18, 1969.
Who Are Michael Lang’s Children Shala Lang And LariAnn Lang, And What Do They Do?
Michael Lang had five children; his sons Harry and Laslzo and daughters Shana, LariAnn and Molly, and one grandchild.
Shana and LariAnn Lang are identical twins, and are partners in Deux Lang Casting.