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'Classic Rock Coachella' Desert Trip Festival to Star Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, The Who

May 09, 2016 by Alyssa


Festival Announcement

One of the greatest lineups in music festival history will come together this fall for "Desert Trip" in Indio, Calif. Confirmed on May 3, the great minds behind festivals like Coachella and Stagecoach have put together a mammoth classic rock festival for October, and the lineup is nothing short of amazing.

 

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As early reports had indicated, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, The Who, Roger Waters, Bob Dylan, and Neil Young will all co-headline a three-day event in southern California, Oct. 7-9, marking the first time that all six acts have shared the same festival bill. Note: On May 9, the addition of a second weekend was announced fot Oct. 14-16.

Full Set Expected from Each Classic Rock Icon

All six Desert Trip headliners will be sharing one stage over the course of the weekends, meaning there won’t be any overlapping sets or difficult decisions about who you want to see live.

The Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan will get things started on Friday, Oct. 7, followed by Paul McCartney and Neil Young on Oct. 8, and closing things out on Oct. 9 will be Roger Waters and The Who. According to the press release, the weekend also will feature more than 30 world-renowned chefs, as well as roughly 40 premier restaurants from around the country. The pairings and performance order will remain intact for the added weekend.

Prior to the official Desert Trip announcement, the rumored headliners, except Neil Young, had shared cryptic videos on their social media accounts featuring the artists’ signature songs along with the word “October.”

 

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