Woodstock '99 Photos - Joe Traver + Frank Micelotta Archive / Getty Images
Netflix are working on a new docuseries about Woodstock '99, the infamous music festival in New York that drew 400,000 people and featured a huge lineup of bands including Korn, Limp Bizkit, Metallica and more.
After extreme weather conditions, overpriced water and lack of facilities, the concert ended up falling victim to widespread bouts of violence, sexual assault allegations, arson and looting which famously erupted after Limp Bizkit's performance of 'Break Stuff'.
As Deadline report, the series will "delve deep into the culture that created Woodstock ‘99 and tell the real story behind how “three days of peace, love and music” went down in flames", and it'll feature unseen archive footage and intimate testimony from people behind the scenes, on the stages and in the crowds, to tell the untold story of a landmark musical moment that shaped the cultural landscape for a generation.
Production has reportedly started with Raw, who also produced Netflix documentaries Don't F**k With Cats and the more recent offering Fear City: New York vs The Mafia, so this new docuseries will undoubtedly have a high production value behind it.
In a 2015 interview, Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland told Stereogum:
"Woodstock ’99 — I don’t feel responsible at all for that. I feel like the promoters of that festival were overcharging people for water, for instance, the cash machines were running out of money. The conditions were really poor, and I think that Woodstock ’99 should have not invited bands like us on it unless they expected — no one said, “Tone it down, this audience is not going to react in a positive way to your show.”
Podcasts like Break Stuff: The Story of Woodstock '99 have given us a detailed oral history of the festival before, but being able to revisit it with new footage should be a definitive experience.
There is no word on a release date as of yet.