Desert Trip fest in Indio set with Dylan, Stones, more

The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and Paul McCartney are among the six acts performing at the Desert Trip festival, taking place in Indio, a Southern California town about 130 miles east of Los Angeles, also the location of the annual Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals.

As initially reported by the Los Angeles Times last month, the three-day concert produced by Goldenvoice will indeed take place October the 7th-the 9th at the home of Coachella - the Empire Polo Club in Indio, Calif.

Slated for the weekend of October the 7th-the 9th, the three-day festivals takes place at Coachella's longtime venue, the Empire Polo Club, and will be headlined by rock royalty.

Performances for the Desert Trip festival will include full sets from each artist.

The Coachella of classic rock is coming soon, and it features no less than Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones and Paul McCartney. By coincidence, The Who will perform May the 27th at Valley View Casino Center, while Dylan is performing two sold-out shows at Humphreys Concerts by the Bay in mid-June.

This is the first time these six acts - all members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - have shared the same bill, creating this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

"It's a fantastic idea for a festival", the 72-year-old singer told Toronto Sun in late April. Tickets go on sale 10 a.m.

We first heard rumors about the concert last month during the first Coachella festival as word began to trickle out from the various artist camps involved. Some 35 years after the Stones put out a compilation album titled Sucking in the Seventies, fans can only pray that this won't be the headline on Desert Trip reviews.

Tollett has said he has wanted to present Dylan and the Stones at the Empire Polo Club for years. Floor and grandstand seating is only available for all three days with floor seating starting at $699 and grandstand from $999.

Neil Young (who's 70 now) can still pull this sort of thing off. Roger Waters, 72, and McCartney, 73, probably can, too. Single-day passes start at $199.

And that's what makes Desert Trip, the just-announced, three-day mega-festival, such a tempting option.

Three-day passes are $399-$1,599.



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