Desert Trip Classic Rock Mega-Fest on for October!by Best Classic Bands Staff
Here at Best Classic Bands we’ve been on top of the rumors, teases and news about the classic rock mega-fest developing for the first weekend in October in Indio, CA at the Coachella site of the Empire Polo Grounds (see our most recent item here). And now we are pleased to announce: It’s for real. It’s called Desert Trip.
One of the biggest and most dynamic gatherings of classic rock talent since 1969’s Woodstock festival and 1985’s Live Aid has been officially announced. And what a fest it is….
Yep. It’s a big boom for baby boomers (nickname: Oldchella) and every generation that appreciates rock music’s greatest artists and music. It’s the only festival in rock history with both The Rolling Stones (Friday night October 7th) and a Beatle, Sir Paul McCartney, (Saturday night October 8th). Add to that Bob Dylan on Friday night. (And let’s just note here for the record that the Stones, Beatles and Dylan did not play Woodstock, the landmark rock festival of the 1960s).
Add to Saturday night Neil Young and Promise of the Real (who have been blowing minds on their just launched summer 2016 tour). Then on Sunday night it’s Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters and The Who – not quite finished saying farewell and playing shows as magnificent as any in their now 51 years.
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Prices range from $199 for a single day to $399 for all three days to $1599 for reserved floor seats for all three days. Tickets and packages go on sale on Monday, May 9th at 10 AM PT at the Desert Trip website.