Will be the classic rock concert of the century
As recently reported by The LA Times: Goldenvoice and AEG Live, the companies that stages the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, are planning a three-night event featuring Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones, the Who, Neil Young and Pink Floyd's Roger Waters on October 7-8-9 at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, California (the same site as Coachella).
The six bands and performers who revolutionized popular music in the '60s gathering in the Southern California desert over a single weekend in October. Never seen before.
In fact the six acts have never shared a billing before, and it also would be the first time that Dylan and ex-Beatle McCartney — representing what are widely considered the two most important rock acts of the 1960s — have played on the same bill, albeit on different nights.
The Who's Roger Daltrey confirmed the reports, telling Canada's Postmedia Network: "I think it’s us and Roger Waters on the same day. It’s a fantastic idea for a festival. It’s the greatest remains of our era." "I hope a lot of normal fans can get tickets before they get snatched up," he added.
Reports have suggested that two acts will hit each night of the festival: Bob Dylan and Paul McCartney on the first, Rolling Stones and Neil Young on the second, and The Who and Roger Waters on the third.
Neil Young's longtime manager Elliot Roberts had previously spoken on the reports, telling The LA Times: "It's so special in so many ways. You won't get a chance to see a bill like this, perhaps ever again. It's a show I look forward to more than any show in a long time."
The headline acts are expected to be paid $7 million each for their sets, according to the reports.