Coachella organizers announce Desert Trip headlined by The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney and more
Goldenvoice is aiming to put on a historic new event at Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. The Coachella dust had barely settled before the promoting giant announced a new three-day festival, Desert Trip, bringing together six of the most influential talents alive to headline the once-in-a-lifetime event. Taking place October 7-9, Desert Trip will bring The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Neil Young, The Who and Roger Waters together on the same bill for the first time ever.
The Stones and Bob Dylan will open the affair with McCartney and Young pulling headlining duties the second night. Roger Waters and The Who will close the festival out, and while tickets haven’t gone on sale yet, promoters are anticipating such a high volume of ticket sales that a second weekend is already reportedly going to be a possibility.
Desert Trip will likely go down as a historic moment for music, and behind such a revered cast of headliners must be one of the highest talent budgets ever. Billboard reports that each of the top-billed acts is raking in a handsome fee of $7 million each. With rock’s most indelible, enduring icons all lining up on the same bill, come October, Indio may look more like Woodstock than Coachella.