Coachella Organizers Announce Classic Rock Festival: Desert Trip

Desert Trip, as previously reported, will take place October the 7th-the 9th at Empire Polo Club in Indio, Calif., the same as Coachella.

Dylan and the Stones will play back-to-back on Friday, October the 7th; Young and McCartney will follow on Saturday, October the 8th, and The Who and Waters will close out the event on Sunday October the 9th.

While artists at festivals usually perform for shorter amounts of time, the acts at Desert Trip will reportedly be performing full-length sets, with two set to perform each evening. A three-day pass will start at $399, while single day tickets will go for $199. 'If I'd made a financial offer first, I would have been rejected, ' he says. "We're the last of our generation".

"I can't think of a concert as big as this one", Jim Guerinot, a talent agent and former promoter, told the Los Angeles Times. 9 events, which is officially billed as Desert Trip - though some have referred to it as "Oldchella" or "Agecoach", will go on sale Monday at the 9th a.m. PT.

Though the days of the Beatles vs. the Stones are long behind us, Coachella organizer Goldenvoice's newest music festival is straight out of the late '60s. They don't do nostalgia shows and neither does Tollett.

The annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is packed each year with younger indie bands, but legacy acts like McCartney, AC/DC and Steely Dan have also fared well at the shows. If you want to be in the standing pit (which sounds fairly menacing, but is probably just the space right in front of the stage), that'll be a mere $1,599.

We get the feeling that Desert Trip is going to be a victor and the European version can only be months away.

 

 

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