This page reflects the complete and correct running order of all the songs played on the main stage at the Woodstock festival. This list is supervised and continuously updated with the latest information from a team of private researchers on the Woodstock Project Mailinglist.

The arrangement of the setlist follows the timetable of the performances.

Introduction, Or: Why You Can Trust This Setlist Edit

Extensive research around the 40th anniversary of the festival has brought up some useful information about the appearance of the artists. Producers Andy Zax and Brian Kehew of the Rhino 6-CD box set Woodstock: 40 Years On: Back to Yasgur's Farm stated they have listened to all of the event's multi-track master tapes and were able to identify the correct running order, together with setlist, of each performer. The complete setlist was compiled by Andy Zax and printed in Michael Lang's book The Road to Woodstock[1]. This was of great help and is used a basis in the Woodstock Wiki throughout.

However, portions of this list had already been reconstructed by Woodstock fans earlier. Videos, audio recordings and photos were compared to find the correct order of appearance. For instance, this has shown that Country Joe McDonald, who claimed for years he performed immediately after Richie Havens, was wrong. There was not enough time for Country Joe on the first day in the late afternoon sunlight. Instead he played on the second day right after Quill, in the early afternoon. This is now confirmed by Zax's setlist.

Also in 2009 audience tapes surfaced which contain 67 tracks - in chronological order - the advantage of analog media! To some extent these unknown tapes have verified the given setlist in Lang's book. This means there is a sort of cross-verification which makes the setlist far more accurate in comparison to many other sources, including books and Wikipedia.

Friday, August 15 Edit

The festival started at about 5 pm. There was some rain in the evening.

Richie Havens Edit

  1. From the Prison
  2. Get Together
  3. From the Prison (Reprise)
  4. The Minstrel from Gault
  5. I'm a Stranger Here
  6. High Flying Bird
  7. I Can't Make It Anymore
  8. With a Little Help from My Friends
  9. Handsome Johnny
  10. Strawberry Fields Forever > Hey Jude
  11. Freedom (Motherless Child)

Sweetwater Edit

  1. Motherless Child
  2. Look Out
  3. For Pete's Sake
  4. Day Song
  5. What's Wrong
  6. Crystal Spider
  7. Two Worlds
  8. Why Oh Why
  9. Let the Sunshine In
  10. Oh Happy Day

Bert Sommer Edit

  1. Jennifer
  2. The Road to Travel
  3. I Wondered Where You Be
  4. She's Gone
  5. Things Are Going My Way
  6. And When It's Over
  7. Jeanette
  8. America
  9. A Note That Read
  10. Smile

Tim Hardin Edit

  1. (How Can We) Hang on to a Dream
  2. Susan
  3. If I Were a Carpenter
  4. Reason to Believe
  5. You Upset the Grace of Living When You Lie
  6. Speak Like a Child
  7. Snow White Lady
  8. Blues on My Ceiling
  9. Simple Song of Freedom
  10. Misty Roses

Ravi Shankar Edit

  1. Rāga Puriya-Dhanashri (Gat In Sawarital)
  2. Tabla Solo In Jhaptal
  3. Rāga Manj Kmahaj

Melanie Safka Edit

  1. Close to It All
  2. Momma Momma
  3. Beautiful People
  4. Animal Crackers
  5. Mr. Tambourine Man
  6. Tuning My Guitar
  7. Birthday of the Sun

Arlo Guthrie Edit

  1. Coming into Los Angeles
  2. Wheel of Fortune
  3. Walking Down the Line
  4. Arlo Speech: Exodus
  5. Oh Mary, Don't You Weep
  6. Every Hand in the Land
  7. Amazing Grace

Joan Baez Edit

  1. Oh Happy Day
  2. The Last Thing On My Mind
  3. I Shall Be Released
  4. Story about how the Federal Marshalls came to take David Harris into custody
  5. No Expectations
  6. Joe Hill
  7. Sweet Sir Galahad
  8. Hickory Wind
  9. Drug Store Truck Driving Man
  10. I Live One Day at a Time
  11. Take Me Back to the Sweet Sunny South
  12. Let Me Wrap You in My Warm and Tender Love
  13. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
  14. We Shall Overcome

Saturday, August 16 Edit

The day opened at 12:15 pm, and featured some of the event's biggest psychedelic and guitar rock headliners.

Quill Edit

  1. They Live the Life
  2. That's How I Eat
  3. Driftin'
  4. Waitin' for You

Country Joe McDonald Edit

  1. Janis
  2. Donovan's Reef
  3. Heartaches by the Number
  4. Ring of Fire
  5. Tennessee Stud
  6. Rockin' Round the World
  7. Flying High
  8. Seen a Rocket
  9. "Fish" Cheer > I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die Rag

Santana Edit

  1. Waiting
  2. Evil Ways
  3. You Just Don't Care
  4. Savor
  5. Jingo
  6. Persuasion
  7. Soul Sacrifice
  8. Fried Neckbones And Some Home Fries

John B. Sebastian Edit

  1. How Have You Been
  2. Rainbows Over Your Blues
  3. I Had A Dream
  4. Darlin' Be Home Soon
  5. Younger Generation

Keef Hartley Band Edit

  1. Spanish Fly
  2. She's Gone
  3. Too Much Thinkin'
  4. Believe In You
  5. Rock Me Baby
  6. Medley: Sinnin' For You (Intro) > Leaving Trunk > Just to Cry > Sinnin' for You

The Incredible String Band Edit

  1. Invocation (Spoken Word)
  2. The Letter
  3. Gather 'Round
  4. This Moment
  5. Come with Me
  6. When You Find Out Who You Are

Canned Heat Edit

  1. I'm Her Man
  2. Going Up the Country
  3. A Change Is Gonna Come / Leaving This Town
  4. I Know My Baby
  5. Woodstock Boogie
  6. On the Road Again

Mountain Edit

  1. Blood of the Sun
  2. Stormy Monday
  3. Theme for an Imaginary Western
  4. Long Red
  5. For Yasgur's Farm
  6. Beside the Sea
  7. Waiting to Take You Away
  8. Dreams of Milk and Honey > Guitar Solo
  9. Blind Man (???)
  10. Dirty Shoes Blues (???)
  11. Southbound Train

The Grateful Dead Edit

  1. St. Stephen
  2. Mama Tried
  3. Dark Star
  4. High Time
  5. Turn On Your Lovelight

Creedence Clearwater Revival Edit

  1. Born on the Bayou
  2. Green River
  3. Ninety-Nine and a Half (Won't Do)
  4. Commotion
  5. Bootleg
  6. Bad Moon Rising
  7. Proud Mary
  8. I Put a Spell on You
  9. The Night Time Is the Right Time
  10. Keep on Chooglin'
  11. Suzy Q

Janis Joplin Edit

  1. Raise Your Hand
  2. As Good as You've Been to This World
  3. To Love Somebody
  4. Summertime
  5. Try (Just a Little Bit Harder)
  6. Kozmic Blues
  7. Can't Turn You Loose
  8. Work Me, Lord
  9. Piece of My Heart
  10. Ball and Chain

Sly & The Family Stone Edit

  1. M’Lady
  2. Sing A Simple Song
  3. You Can Make It If You Try
  4. Everyday People
  5. Dance To The Music
  6. Music Lover
  7. I Want To Take You Higher
  8. Love City
  9. Stand!

The Who Edit

  1. Heaven and Hell
  2. I Can't Explain
  3. It's a Boy
  4. 1921
  5. Amazing Journey
  6. Sparks
  7. Eyesight to the Blind (The Hawker)
  8. Christmas
  9. Acid Queen
  10. Pinball Wizard
  11. The Abbie Hoffman Incident
  12. Do You Think It's Alright?
  13. Fiddle About
  14. There's a Doctor
  15. Go to the Mirror
  16. Smash the Mirror
  17. I'm Free
  18. Tommy's Holiday Camp
  19. We're Not Gonna Take It
  20. See Me, Feel Me
  21. Summertime Blues
  22. Shakin' All Over
  23. My Generation
  24. Naked Eye

Jefferson Airplane Edit

  1. The Other Side of This Life
  2. Somebody to Love
  3. 3/5 of a Mile in 10 Seconds
  4. Won't You Try / Saturday Afternoon
  5. Eskimo Blue Day
  6. Plastic Fantastic Lover
  7. Wooden Ships
  8. Uncle Sam Blues
  9. Volunteers
  10. The Ballad of You & Me & Pooneil
  11. Come Back Baby
  12. White Rabbit
  13. The House at Pooneil Corners

Sunday, August 17 to Monday, August 18 Edit

Sunday started at about 2 pm. This was the day with the heavy thunderstorm the Woodstock crowd had to endure. The shows were delayed and the bands played in the middle of the night or even next day in the morning. The headliner of the last day (and of the festival in general), Jimi Hendrix, stepped on stage at 9 am on Monday morning.

Joe Cocker Edit

  1. Who Knows What Tomorrow May Bring (without Joe Cocker)
  2. 40,000 Headmen (without Joe Cocker)
  3. Dear Landlord
  4. Something's Coming On
  5. Do I Still Figure in Your Life
  6. Feelin' Alright
  7. Just Like a Woman
  8. Let's Go Get Stoned
  9. I Don't Need No Doctor
  10. I Shall Be Released
  11. Hitchcock Railway
  12. Something to Say
  13. With a Little Help from My Friends

Country Joe & The Fish Edit

  1. Rock & Soul Music
  2. (Thing Called) Love
  3. Not So Sweet Martha Lorraine
  4. Sing, Sing, Sing
  5. Summer Dresses
  6. Friend, Lover, Woman, Wife
  7. Silver and Gold
  8. Maria
  9. The Love Machine
  10. Ever Since You Told Me That You Love Me (I'm a Nut)
  11. Short Jam (instrumental)
  12. Crystal Blues
  13. Rock & Soul Music (Reprise)
  14. "Fish" Cheer > I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die Rag

Ten Years After Edit

  1. Spoonful
  2. Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
  3. Hobbit
  4. I Can't Keep from Crying Sometimes
  5. Help Me
  6. I'm Going Home

The Band Edit

  1. Chest Fever
  2. Don't Do It
  3. Tears of Rage
  4. We Can Talk
  5. Long Black Veil
  6. Don't You Tell Henry
  7. Ain't No More Cane on the Brazos
  8. This Wheel's on Fire
  9. I Shall Be Released
  10. The Weight
  11. Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever

Johnny Winter Edit

  1. Mama, Talk to Your Daughter
  2. Leland Mississippi Blues
  3. Mean Town Blues
  4. You Done Lost Your Good Thing Now > Mean Mistreater
  5. I Can't Stand It (with Edgar Winter)
  6. Tobacco Road (with Edgar Winter)
  7. Tell the Truth (with Edgar Winter)
  8. Johnny B. Goode

Blood, Sweat & Tears Edit

  1. More and More
  2. Just One Smile
  3. Something's Coming on
  4. More Than You'll Ever Know
  5. Spinning Wheel
  6. Sometimes in Winter
  7. Smiling Phases
  8. God Bless the Child
  9. And When I Die
  10. You've Made Me So Very Happy

Crosby, Stills & Nash (and Young) Edit

Acoustic Set Edit

  1. Suite: Judy Blue Eyes
  2. Blackbird
  3. Helplessly Hoping
  4. Guinnevere
  5. Marrakesh Express
  6. 4 + 20
  7. Mr. Soul
  8. I'm Wonderin'
  9. You Don't Have to Cry

Electric Set Edit

  1. Pre-Road Downs
  2. Long Time Gone
  3. Bluebird Revisited
  4. Sea of Madness
  5. Wooden Ships

Acoustic Encores Edit

  1. Find the Cost of Freedom
  2. 49 Bye-Byes

Paul Butterfield Blues Band Edit

  1. Born Under a Bad Sign
  2. No Amount of Loving
  3. Driftin' and Driftin'
  4. Morning Sunrise
  5. All in a Day
  6. Love March
  7. Everything's Gonna Be Alright

Sha Na Na Edit

  1. Get A Job
  2. Come Go With Me
  3. Silhuettes
  4. Teen Angel
  5. Jailhouse Rock (???)
  6. Wipe Out
  7. Blue Moon
  8. (Who Wrote) The Book of Love
  9. Little Darling
  10. At The Hop
  11. Duke Of Earl
  12. Get A Job (Reprise)

Jimi Hendrix Edit

  1. Introduction
  2. Message to Love
  3. Getting My Heart Back Together Again > Hear My Train a-Comin'
  4. Spanish Castle Magic
  5. Red House
  6. Mastermind
  7. Lover Man
  8. Foxey Lady
  9. Beginning > Jam Back at the House
  10. Izabella
  11. Gypsy Woman
  12. Fire
  13. Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
  14. Stepping Stone
  15. Star Spangled Banner
  16. Purple Haze
  17. Woodstock Improvisation
  18. Villanova Junction
  19. Hey Joe

References Edit

  1. Michael Lang: The Road to Woodstock, 2009, ISBN 0061576557