Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds is hoping to fill the void left by the cancellation of the Woodstock 50 festival by staging an anti-gun violence event.

The singer and his bandmates were billed to headline the Woodstock anniversary gig before it was scrapped last month (Jul19), following a series of financial and permit issues, but Dan wants to keep the peace and love vibe alive with a new event.

"With the failure of WOODSTOCK I pose this question: What artists/speakers are willing to play for free (we get some corporate dollars to cover crew costs and travel etc) to put on a festival raising money for organizations that are fighting for new legislation regarding gun laws," he wrote on Twitter.

"we are gonna DO this I promise you that. This isn’t political. This is a festival about our people being KILLED. It needs to stop.

"It’s gonna take our artists and people of influence stepping up. Because law makers ARE NOT."

The Head and The Heart and Zedd are among the first acts who have responded to Reynolds' call to action, offering their services.

Reynolds is not new to organising festivals - he co-founded Utah's annual LoveLoud event, which helps raise awareness about gay rights issues.