Desert Trip Music Festival Expanded to Two Weekends
The Desert Trip music festival, featuring some of classic rock's biggest names, has been expanded to two weekends. The same lineup will now play sets on Oct. 14-16 in addition to the previously announced Oct. 7-9 dates.
The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Neil Young, Roger Waters and the Who are all scheduled to perform at the weekend-long music fest, which has been called a classic-rock version of Coachella. The shows will take place at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, Calif., the same location as the hugely popular Coachella concerts every year.
The new dates have been added "due to overwhelming demand," according to a press release. All of the shows will start after sunset, and will include full sets by the artists. The Stones and Dylan will play Friday nights, McCartney and Young on Saturdays and Waters and the Who on Sundays.
General admission tickets start at $199 for one night. Three-day passes and reserved seating packages are also available: Three-day general admission passes are $399; reserved floor passes are $699, $999 and $1,599. Reserved grandstand passes for the entire festival are $999 and $1599. Standing pit passes for all three days are $1,599. Tickets for both weekends go on sale today.
Rumors of the festival began circulating a few weeks back. In the week since the official announcement of the shows, anticipation has been high for the event that some have humorously dubbed "Oldchella." The fest has also come under some fire for the high ticket prices, as well as the rumored $7 million payday for each artist.
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