Over the years, both The Rolling Stones and The Who were rumored to be in negotiations to perform at the world-renowned festival, a Coachella Valley tradition turned global phenomenon born in 1999. Dubbed the Desert Trip, a classic-rock concert featuring the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Neil Young, Roger Waters and the Who has been set for the desert site October the 7th-the 9th, 2016. Waters and the Who will close out the event on Sunday, Oct.the 9th.
Tollett said the three-day show will not be given a name, a la Coachella and Stagecoach, because "we are not trying to brand anything".
Despite their established places in the rock canon, the six acts have never shared a bill. Customers are limited to buying a maximum of eight sets of tickets for the festival, which is being called "The Desert Trip".
"The Desert Trip", featuring a sextet of legendary classic rock acts, will be held at Indio's Empire Polo Grounds this fall, music promoter Goldenvoice confirmed today. Then Desert Trip, from the organizers of Coachella, might be for you! Salon writer EJ Dickson contrasted them with Bruce Springsteen, who "won't reach the level of Zeppelin or Dylan or Kurt Cobain or Neil Young, artists who are still popular among those born decades after the pinnacle of their popularity".
This move, by AEG-owned Goldenvoice promotions, to bring the best of them together makes sense and if anything is a belated acknowledgement of the spending power of Grey Nomads whose keenness to relive their youth has created a booming subset of the music industry.
Tickets will go on sale Monday at 1 p.m. ET, and range from $199 plus fees for a single-day general admission to more than $1,599 plus fees for a three-day VIP experience.
So why are they doing this anyway? Reserved floor vary from $699 to $1599, while reserved grandstand are either $999 or $1599. There is a reserve seating and bleacher seating for anyone whose days of standing up or dancing nonstop at a concert are over.
Tickets for the October the 7th-Oct. the 9th event, which is officially billed as Desert Trip - though some have referred to it as "Oldchella" or "Agecoach", will go on sale Monday at 9 a.m. PT.