Goldenvoice, the organizers behind Coachella, have officially announced their next megafest. Taking place October 7th – 9th at Indio, California’s Empire Polo Grounds, Desert Trip will feature performance from six rock ‘n’ roll institutions: Sir Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Roger Waters, The Who, Bob Dylan, and Neil Young will all share the same stage for the first time ever.
Dylan and The Stones are to play back to back on Friday to open the festival. Young and McCartney will follow on Saturday, with The Who and Waters closing out the event on Sunday.
Additionally, the festival will feature an all-star lineup of world renowned chefs and 40 of the best restaurants from Los Angeles to New York City. Update: According to a representative for the festival, only these six music acts will be playing the festival. No further additions are coming.
Ticket go on sale Monday, May 9th at 10 a.m. PST. The prices are as follows:
Single-day passes – $199
Three-day general admission – $399
Reserved floor – $699, $999, $1,599
Reserved grandstand – $999, $1599
Standing pit – $1,599
Hotel packages, premium seating, RV and tent camping available.
Update: Speaking to Rolling Stone, Goldenvoice CEO Paul Tollett discussed how the megafest came together.
“Two years ago, Tollett made a wish list that he says consisted only of the six acts. He traveled to see each one play, and he sold them on the idea slowly. ‘If I’d made a financial offer first, I would have been rejected,’ he says. ‘[The Stones] asked what I was working on. I said, ‘I’m working on one of the greatest shows of all time. I don’t know what that means, but I’ll come back to you.’ The biggest challenges included getting the first act to sign on (Tollett is not saying who it was). ‘A couple said, ‘What are you going to do if we don’t do it?’ [I said] ‘If we don’t get these six, we’re not going to do the show.’ They said, ‘OK, that’s kind of interesting.’ The only act Tollett has not met with personally is Dylan: ‘I live out near him, but he’s not the type of guy you run into at 7-Eleven.’ It’s been reported that acts are receiving upward of $7 million per set. ‘They’re all getting what they’re worth,’ says Tollett.”
Watch the announcement video for Desert Trip: