The Killers are set to play at the upcoming Woodstock 50 anniversary festival but not everyone has been impressed with the lineup.
In a new interview with NME, the band’s frontman responded to criticism that the festival’s lineup is too varied and doesn’t capture the vibe of the original Woodstock held in 1969.
“I know the Raconteurs are playing before us, then there’s also Jay-Z and Dead And Co. They’ve kind of got all the bases covered,” Flowers said.
Some have also questioned the new festival’s dedication to the original’s message of “peace and love.”
“I think that’s always a good message, it makes sense,” Flowers said. “Is that what people are trying to get across at this 50th anniversary? I don’t know. When they asked us to play, it wasn’t like, ‘Oh, are we going to keep the tradition alive?’”
He added, “I didn’t have to sign a waiver to deliver that message. They offered us a certain amount of money and we said yes. I don’t know what you want. It’s not 1969 anymore but we’re gonna do our best.”
Other acts set to perform at Woodstock 50 include Miley Cyrus, Santana, Chance the Rapper, Imagine Dragons, Halsey, and the Black Keys.
Woodstock 50 will be held in Watkins Glen, New York, from August 16 to 18.