Podcast about Woodstock ’99 premiering next week

Frank Micelotta/ImageDirectBefore there was Fyre Festival, there was Woodstock '99. Held to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the legendary 1969 festival, Woodstock '99 became infamous after it erupted into a mixture of rioting, looting and sexual assault. Now, like almost all things that go fascinatingly wrong, it's the subject of a new podcast.

Break Stuff: The Story of Woodstock '99 is an eight-part series detailing the the doomed festival, which featured performances from Metallica, Rage Against the Machine, Kid Rock, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Limp Bizkit, whose song, of course, gives the podcast its name.

Music journalist Steven Hyden will host Break Stuff, which is produced by the website The Ringer.

"Through interviews with promoters, attendees, journalists, and musicians, [Hyden will] explore how a festival meant to honor the original Woodstock's peace-loving legacy went so terribly awry," the podcast's description reads.

The first episode premieres July 9 via the podcast platform Luminary.

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