Oh, you lucky lucky people. The US has just gotten a few acts confirmed for a “mega festival”, and the lineup is already looking top tier: Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan.
The three day festival, which is called Desert Trip, will be held at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, California – the site of Coachella Festival.
Now, I know you’re all wondering, just how much is are tickets to a festival like this going to cost? Sadly, but rather unsurprisingly, the cost is quite high. Day tickets start at $200 (£137) per day, with three day passes going all the way up to $1,599 (£1,097) for the area near the stage.
They also have The Who, Roger Waters and Neil Young also confirmed for the lineup. Each of the artists will be performing a full set, with performances starting after sunset.
You might have heard rumblings about Desert Trip, as rumours have been circulating for some time.
It was later confirmed by Roger Daltrey of The Who to BBC 6 Music, who said: “We have to face it, we are [at] the end of an era. We’re the last of our generation. You can see from reading the obituaries lately that we [rock stars] don’t make old bones very well, do we?”
According to the LA Times, Bob Dylan and The Rolling Stones will open the festival on Friday, October 7 with Paul McCartney and Neil Young playing the night after. Roger Waters and The Who will be closing the festival on the Sunday night.
Roger Daltrey continued: “”I don’t think any of us cares who goes on first. We’ve never worried about that. The music is all so different, that’s not going to matter at all.”