Paul McCartney, Rolling Stones, the Who, Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Roger Waters Confirmed for Desert Trip Festival
After weeks of speculation, classic rock's biggest event since Woodstock has been confirmed. Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, Neil Young, Roger Waters and the Who will play a fall concert at the Coachella site in Indio, Calif., called Desert Trip.
The Goldenvoice Entertainment-produced festival is set for Oct. 7-9 at the Empire Polo Field. The Stones and Dylan are featured on Friday; McCartney and Young – who is appearing with the band Promise of the Real – follow on Saturday; and Desert Trip wraps up with Sunday-night performances by the Who and Waters.
Reserved seats and general admission passes go on sale May 9 at 10AM PT at DesertTrip.com. Three-day general admission passes are $399; reserved floor passes are $699, $999 and $1,599. Reserved grandstand passes for the entire festival are $999 and $1599. Standing pit passes for all three days are $1,599. For those making a shorter visit, single-day general admission passes are $199.
Rumors of this eye-popping lineup first began circulating in mid-April, followed by a partial confirmation from Roger Daltrey and then a series of teaser videos from the participants, all of which concluded with a one-word tagline: "October."
The Rolling Stones' promo clip featured "All Down the Line" from Exile on Main St.. Waters' teaser included music from Pink Floyd's “Brain Damage.” The Who used “My Generation,” while Dylan incorporated “Ballad of a Thin Man.” McCartney chose to include a live take on "I've Got a Feeling," from the 1970 Beatles finale Let It Be.
Each participating Desert Trip act will reportedly be guaranteed as much as $7 million each. The Rolling Stones' performance could arrive along with a new album of blues-based material, said to be set for release by the end of the year.
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