Woodstock is a festival of spectacle, but its performers don’t have to worry about getting busted for drug use or illegal activities.
Instead, the organizers of this week’s festival have ordered the performers to stop using an illegal substance.
Woodstock performers are prohibited from using an anabolic steroid, according to a memo sent to the festival’s organizers by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.
Woodstock officials told the Associated Press that the memo doesn’t specify whether the performers are using an banned substance.
The festival’s owners, the Woodstock Entertainment Group, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The organizers of the event have been trying to come to terms with the incident since the memo was issued in late April, the AP reported.
The organizers of Woodstock said in a statement that “this is a very serious situation for many of the performers that work for Woodstock.
We will be working closely with the authorities to address this issue, and we are grateful to the many performers who are helping to support us.”
The statement said Woodstock’s “values and morals will always be above reproach.”
The organizers told the AP that the performers will receive an “early termination letter,” but they would not elaborate on what would happen to them.
The festival has had a history of drug use, including the use of anabolic androgenic steroids.
The performers are expected to participate in the festival.