It Will be a Twice-In-A-Lifetime Concert
Organisers behind Desert Trip festival have confirmed the event will host a second weekend at the same venue "due to overwhelming demand".
The second edition of the new festival will now take place between October 14-16. Both instances of the event will happen at the Empire Polo Club, Indio, California, the same site as Coachella. The line-up will be the same across both weekends.
As already reported here by OFF#ROCK, Neil Young, The Who and Roger Waters of Pink Floyd will round out the bill for DESERT TRIP, a new festival scheduled for Oct. 7 through 9 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, Calif., home of the popular Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. But instead of the millennial-heavy crowd that flocked there last month for LCD Soundsystem, Ellie Goulding and Disclosure — accompanied by flower-crown fashion and trendy V.I.P.s — this one aims squarely at baby boomers, a largely untapped festival audience.
Goldenvoice, a California concert promoter that is owned by the global concert giant A.E.G. Live, organized the mega-concert, which will have two acts play full-scale shows — not abbreviated festival sets — per night.
In the first weekend, The Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan are scheduled to get things going on Friday, Oct. 7, with Paul McCartney and Neil Young filling the Saturday slots on Oct. 8. Roger Waters and The Who will close out the event on Sunday, Oct. 9.
Despite their established places in the rock canon, the six acts have never shared a bill. Roger Daltrey of the Who called the lineup “the greatest remains of our era.”
Tickets go on sale on Monday at 10 a.m. Pacific Standard Time at DesertTrip.com. The Coachella of classic rock is coming soon!